Showing posts from May, 2017

Taipei Zoo 台北動物園

After a visit to Taipei 101 , we headed to the Taipei Zoo . I did not read any information about the Zoo but only how to reach it.  But it turned out to be a fantastic experience. We saw many animals, from local to international. Yes, there are animals which only exist in selected countries. Among all, I like most the Koala bear which is unique and from Australia. The visit began with butterflies of different species. The most impressive is decay food was put openly and it was common to see butterflies laying on the deteriorated fruit to suck the nutrients.  It is actually a bit scary.  Not only butterflies were attracted but grasshopper and other insects too. I don't know where to start as there are many different animals.  Let's start with those lonesome ones. Appreciate them with your eyes.  I trust no description is needed. Apart from the big and obvious ones, there are owl, eagle, bird living on their own.  But no nice shots taken.  Let's move o

Yehliu Geopark 野柳

It was the seventh day of our trip in Taiwan.   We went to Yehliu after visiting a few Japanese houses. There are a few ways to visit Yehliu. One is taking a coach from the Taipei Railway station.  We took a shortcut, took the same bus ( Gwanghwang 1815 ) at Taipei City Government Station.  Frequency is every 20 minutes.  We were lucky that the bus came very soon and we could arrive in less than an hour.  We got off the big street and walked towards the Yehliu Geopark.  On the way were boats and numerous seafood restaurants. The time we visited was the Labour Day holiday in China. So, loads of Chinese tourists.  The purchase of tickets did not take much time since lots of ticket windows were opened.  We passed through some artificial rocks and then reached the geopark area.  All natural rocks in different shapes shaped by erosion. Yehliu Geopark is divided into 3 areas.  You will see the mushroom and ginger rocks in the first area.  Present there are also the candle

Mudec Museo delle culture

Mudec is built on the site of the old Ansaldo factory in the Tortona area  of Milan . It is a meeting place for cultures and communities.   Mudec is dedicated to interdisciplinary research on the cultures of the world.  It focuses on the relationship of these cultures with the city of Milan.  I was very impressed with the design at the entrance. The sides of the staircase were dark.  It leads to the bright. Once ascending to the top, you will see light permeating through the numerous curvy windows. The whole space is united as one but also separated by openings taking through to the different sections / exhibitions.   At time of our visit there was the exhibition of  Homo sapiens . It is about the human evolution. It started with two hundred thousand years ago when the Homo sapiens moving from a small valley (now Ethiopia) to colonize the whole planet and lived with other human species.  It led to the diversity of populations and cultures of nowadays.  W