Saturday, April 28, 2012

Taiwan...The First Peek

it's nearly may....
it's rainy and grey
but cosy,
and its good to be able to come here
and see what you're all doing.

i have access to some of the photos i took in taiwan
so i thought i'd show you a few today...

no wonder my son would laugh at me before we got there...
taipei is a modern vibrant city.
i think i imagined crowded buildings and no space...
silly me,
it was often more modern than any city here in australia!

scooters were the way to get around
and they were everywhere.

the central business district was spacious and open
with amazing gardens and wide multi laned streets.

(about five aussie dollars worth!)

after lunch on the first day...27th december 2011...we browsed

this was the door of a shop selling sculptured glass objects
and was an embroidery covering the full length and breadth of the sliding door!

i asked permission to take these pics
but i wasn't game to snap the swarovski crystal shop
or others in the taipei 101 tower.

totally exhausted we thought we were in for a quiet night after a full day
of sightseeing and window shopping...
but later that afternoon
we found out that we were invited out by the amy's parents
to a special rotary dinner
where we kareokied and enjoyed an incredible seventeen course dinner!

it was a wild introduction
to an amazing country and some of the friendliest people i've ever met.

have an incredible weekend...

naturally Carol xox


  1. Wowsers!
    This all looks and sounds fantastic - who would have thought that you could embroider a screen door?

    Happy weekend to you too Carol, great to see you back with zest.

  2. 17-course dinner? You must be kidding. How long does it take to eat something like that?
    That embroidery is amazing. So delicate and yet with bold colours. Incredible. It's great to see these pictures of a part of the world which is totally unknown for me. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I have only been to Asia once and didn't have a chance to visit Taiwan, I love the photos you have posted. The silk screen door embroidery is amazing.

  4. Welcome back, Carol - I have missed you! So pleased you've been amusing yourself, swanning about like that, you lucky duck ☺. J x

  5. Nice little teaser on your trip...look forward to hearing and seeing more of your journey...although if you started with a 17 courser where did you go from there? xx

  6. That's incredible craftsmanship on that door! And the food looks delicious... mmmmm! =D

  7. Wow, the embroidery is amazing! And the scooters look like fun. ;) Anyway, glad to see you back online!

  8. Lovely to have you back, Carol! And I'm so looking forward to seeing the rest of your Taiwan photos.

  9. I can't wait to hear more about your trip! The embroidery is amazing. And your lunch looms so yummy, I am drooling......

  10. Oh I enjoyed the tour! Beautiful place. I also like with you have done with your water!
    Have a happy day, dear!!

  11. Ooh, I am hoping to visit that exotic place someday too!

  12. Oh that all sounds utterly fabulous Carol! 17 courses!! My goodness, I don't think I've ever heard of that many before. Judging by the size of that lunch, I'm sure they were smaller servings for dinner that night!
    The embroidery door is exquisite. So wonderful you were able to explore another country and culture with your family right there with you. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics, it is great to see you back here Carol xo

  13. Beautiful photos, Carol! I'm so glad to see you back on your blog :)

  14. Fantastic shots! Happy memories too I bet! X

  15. Wow carol, I sooo want that embroidery, its just stunning!!!!! Are they sold anywhere over there? have you been fabric/haberdashery shopping at all? wish i could have joined in with your karaoke, so much fun!! My kids hate it when i get on singstar!!! they know how hard it is to get me off it!!! glad you re having a lovely time!!
    laura x

  16. Nice darling! Check my blog and...maybe you wanna folloow each other? kisses from Romania ;)

  17. It looks really beautiful. Carol. x


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