A Breathtaking Journey from Above: A Bird's Eye View of Greater Taichung Photography Exhibition
Words by Huang Chung-hsuan
Photos provided by National Taichung Library
Translated by Angel Pu
Beautiful scenery photographs are both a means for photographers to express their love for the earth, and an easy way for humans to interact with the environment. "A Breathtaking Journey from Above: A Bird's Eye View of Greater Taichung" Photography Exhibition, opening on August 6, will show Taichung residents and visitors the many faces of this city from above.
This event, organized by the Taichung City Government Information Bureau, will display over 50 outstanding bird's eye view images of beautiful natural and urban Taichung city scenes. The exhibition will take place between August and December in the atrium of the new Taichung City Hall as well as Taichung's Seaport Art Center and Dadun Cultural Center, welcoming all to witness the beauty of the city from a rather unconventional angle. These photos were all taken by experienced photographer Chen Min-ming, who accurately captures the beauty of Taichung's mountains, coastline, buildings, communities, farms and waterways.
Visitors can attempt to enjoy these photos as if traveling across Taichung city: First, we enter Heping and Dongshi districts to take in magnificent views of Great Snow Mountain (Daxueshan), before coming to Shigang Dam and Xinshe's seas of flowers via Ma-an Power Plant, and the Dongfeng Iron Bridge.
As we arrive in the city's urban areas, we see the new Taichung City Hall, Taichung Metropolitan Park, Tunghai University's Luce Memorial Chapel, Taichung Gateway Park, Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium, Fulfillment Amphitheater, Calligraphy Greenway, and the Tai-an Iron Bridge, all among the city's most famous architectural works.
Besides modern city vistas, don't forget to take a look at ones that represent the city's traditional heritage, such as Dajia Jenn Lan Temple, the Dadu Tableland, and Lin Family's Residence in Wufeng. Also experience the tranquil countryside atmosphere of Daya and Wuqi, and witness the beauty of Greater Taichung's most important waterways--Dajia River, Daan River and Wu River.
If you want to visit the coastal areas, take a photographic journey through the Gaomei Wetlands, Daan Ecological Park, Qingshui Rest Area, Seaport Art Center, Xibin Coastal Highway, Taichung Port, and the thermal power plant.
Most of the 50 photos in this exhibition are standard-size prints, highlighting the power of these images. There are also limited numbers of brochures which include photos and captions for visitors. Come and learn about the beauty of the city we live in from a whole new angle!
Schedule for A Bird's Eye View of Greater Taichung Photography Exhibition
Time: Aug. 6-17, 2012
Place: Atrium of New City Hall
Exhibit Hours:8 am-5 pm. Closed weekends and holidays
Time: Aug. 25-Sep. 23, 2012
Place: Gallery 'C' of Seaport Art Center
Exhibit Hours: 9 am-5:30 pm. Closed Mondays
Time: Nov. 24-Dec. 9, 2012
Place: Dadun Cultural Center
Exhibit Hours: 9 am-9 pm. Closed Mondays
Please check city government update announcements for any possible changes to exhibition times and locations.