Businesses and shops line Taipei's major thoroughfares and side streets, but...
...parks abound, filled with trees, shade, flowers, ponds, and active people: tai chi, tango, zumba and more.
This lovely pond is tucked away by the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall
A beautiful 'tray' of lotus plants seems to float on the water
Despite the faraway feeling, Taipei's metropolitan features are just a short stroll away from here
Look closely --- it's a quite yet lively place.
No children playing in the morning's heat, but at dusk, this place will draw many delighted children and families
I love these power-boxes, sometimes fenced in...
And sometimes right out on the sidewalk…
Motorcycles make sense in city traffic; this building is just a few yards away from three massive Japanese-style department stores, with great food courts in the basement of each one.
Guardian lion mother plays with her cub while keeping an eye on beautiful Taipei.
About the Author
Nancie McDermott is a food writer and cooking teacher, and the author of ten cookbooks. Her passion is researching and celebrating traditional food in its cultural context, and her beloved subjects are two seemingly different places with much in common: the cuisines of Asia and of the American South. Nancie gained her Southern kitchen wisdom as a Piedmont North Carolina native,and her Asian culinary research commenced soon after college, when she was sent to northeastern Thailand as a Peace Corps volunteer.