On what I walk to see...

"Objects do not have any intrinsic meaning- that meaning is conferred on them by us- and that different people, and the same person at different times, may confer different meanings on the same object." (Hammersley, 1989, p. 135)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

台北世界貿易中心展覽大樓 Taipei World Trade Center

The Taipei World Trade Center (台北世界貿易中心展覽大樓 ) is another famous modern architectures next to ATT 4 Fun, Vieshow Cinemas and Taipei 101.

Maybe it had something to do with the fact that, every time I walked by the area near ATT 4 Fun, I will see the sign for "Taipei World Trade Center Hall 3"-- Some how, I had in mind that the Hall 3 of Taipei World Trade Center was also one of the buildings I was looking for.

After my visit inside of Taipei 101, I decided to look for it... or... to look for the Hall 3 of the Taipei World Trade Center... more exactly.  Coming out of Taipei 101, I saw this building that looks mighty like a lego castle-- interesting looking building, which was the first structure of Taipei World Trade Center.  As I walked down the street, in search of Hall 3, I went on checking out the legoland and taking some pictures of it while thinking to myself...

"Nice and interesting building though not the building I am looking for."

So I kept on walking in search of the famous Hall 3... and I found... this one story concrete structure in front of Taipei 101 in my face.  And I went... "You gotta be kidding me... this one is considered to be one of the most famous building in Taipei?"  8-O (No offense Hall 3, but if you are a famous building in Taipei, yours truly would also be a famous rat's ass in the whole wide world.  lol)...

Since it was not long before it was reported in the news that some of the miniature models in the East Mall were mislabeled, so I thought instinctively, "Maybe they got it wrong on this one as well since the legoland seems to be more of an interesting building... unless I have remembered it wrong."

Though I didn't think that I was wrong and didn't want to jump into conclusion about the Hall 3 was yet another labeling error, I decided to take a better look at the main building of the Taipei World Trade Center (台北世界貿易中心展覽大樓 ).... so I walked on and walking on... viewing the building from all angles....

Only to realize after I got back home that- it had always been the Taipei World Trade Center (台北世界貿易中心展覽大樓) that I was looking for.  Ain't no trace no where leading to Hall 3.  No minority report on this one.  lol

This round, after I wrongfully believed that it was Hall 3 that I was looking for, I decided to check out the "wrong" building instead... and... voila... it was right!  And they say that two wrongs doesn't make a right?!  8-O lol

The night scene of the Taipei WTC in the night... with the changing of the colors for the lights... So they say, you cannot step in the same water twice.  Can you take the same photo of the same still object twice?


Sunday, June 17, 2012

台北當代藝術舘 Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (All cultural)

I decided to go to a museum which I thought is supposed to be close to  圓山別莊 though I forgot what the name of the museum was by the time I got to the metro station.

So I asked the lady working for the Metro where the museum of contemporary arts was and I got there with the direction of the kind lady and other people along the way... though I couldn't find  圓山別莊 near by.

Since, I landed in the museum of  contemporary art, I went for a whole afternoon's cultural tour with all due dedications.

I visited the Exhibition titled "Procedural Architecture—Resolution in the Age of Meta-Digital" (衍序建築展—數位時代的新維度), attended talks given by the experts in the field and also joined the guided tour  for the 10th Taishin Arts Award Exhibition (第十屆台新藝術獎入圍特展)... absolutely lifted my cultur-o-meter... regardless where I might have planned to go originally.

Only to realize after I got home- just now- an entire afternoon's excursion later- that... it was really the museum of contemporary arts that I intended to go visit.  8-O lol

6/17/2012 (This is cross-posted in the Ratology Reloaded blog)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The sun, the day the sun turned teenage, and the could've been 地震雲 (earthquake "clouds" )?

My mom told me the other day that the day the sun turned teenage with Venus its run-around pimple... June 6th.... someone captured 地震雲 (earthquake "clouds" ) in the sky.

I know I didn't get to see Venus cuz the sun too bright and my grandpa canon didn't have the required filter.

So I thought... I don't know what earthquake clouds might look like, but I surely took a whole lot of pictures while running my mouth on all them clouds in the sky because they were blocking the sun.

Since I am home early today due to the scary rain, I decided to look up what 地震雲 (earthquake "clouds" ) might look like.... following is what the clouds look like...

The clouds I saw... in the following clip and pix...

If there is anything true about the 地震雲 (earthquake "clouds" ) theory and what I saw really were really the 江湖中傳説的地震雲 (earthquake "clouds" ), guess I saw it while having 10^(n+2)% (n>0) no idea what I was seeing.  lol

Sunday, June 10, 2012

公賣局 Wine and tobacco monopoly bureau

公賣局 or Wine and tobacco monopoly bureau is yet another historical building in Taipei.

As per the models in East Metro Mall... this is what it looks like.

What I saw...


Saturday, June 9, 2012

龍山寺 Longshan Temple, Taipei

龍山寺 or Longshan Temple is one of the historical building in Taipei.  It is located in 萬華, formerly called 艋舺... so they say, the development of Taipei started in  艋舺.

龍山寺 or Longshan Temple as per the model in the East Metro Mall...

The Longshan Temple I saw...

Just so happened... I arrived at the Longshan Temple when there was an afternoon chanting service.



Sunday, June 3, 2012

大陸工程總部大樓 Continental Engineering Corporation Building

江湖中傳説的大陸工程總部大樓 Continental Engineering Corporation Building as per the building models in the East Metro Mall...

What I saw in reality...

And, since I first made it to this building first on 6/3/2012, I made it back many more a day with or without a cane... with it the final destination or midway to some other haphazardly encountered... alternative... the destination... (Updated 3/30/2013)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

台北賓館 Taipei Guest House

台北賓館 Taipei Guest House as seen in East Metro Mall...

台北賓館 Taipei Guest House

From Famous Buildings in Taipei

Some pix I took at 台北賓館 Taipei Guest House... for details on the pix I took such as the cover pix of the albumn, please check in with the volunteers who provide the guided tours...
台北賓館 Taipei Guest House

The  台北賓館 Taipei Guest House has an open house the first weekend of every month with guided tour every 30 minutes on the hour