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.