Still my favorite skyscraper even though it no longer holds the record for being the tallest. I love everything about Taipei 101 — from the symbolism to the green design to the steel pendulum that acts as a tuned mass damper to absorb vibrations caused by tremors, Taiwan being in an earthquake belt. I’ve seen that pendulum up close and I tried to take photos but I had the wrong lens attached to the camera. It was so massive that I should have had a super wide angle lens.
After an afternoon at Taipei 101, we set out on the three-and-a-half hour drive to the Sun Moon Lake in Central Taiwan. Where we were exactly when the sun set, I have no idea. The photos were taken through the window of the bus. … »
Almost as soon as the plane landed, we were taken to the China Airlines Headquarters for a tour. These are some of the photos I took during the two-hour tour of the China Airlines Headquarters where "hands-on training" gains a new meaning. They have actual models of parts of a plane from doors to passenger area to kitchen. … »
Photo of the freeway taken during the ride from the airport to Taipei. … »