The two photos that follow Taipei 101 at sunset were taken in Banciao. There is a special rotating platform or elevator which you pay...basically, it costs an-arm-and-a-leg...at first I thought the Photoshopped photo of us as couples against the background of images you see when you are on the thing was included, but it isn't, so the deal isn't a good one. Still, I got a couple of nice photos from the platform, as you see below.
I have been careful to try and record unusual sights that one can see in my neighbourhood. I should probably include the sound trucks that usually blast political messages either from the KMT or the DPP, but I haven't and I probably won't, because other people have likely done that on YouTube. There is the neighbourhood cow, however, which doesn't show up very often in many neighbourhoods. This cow (which has recently been replaced by another, younger black one with long curly horns, mostly likely because the one you see here died). I suspect that it probably provides a family with milk and nothing more. Or maybe just a pet. Still, someone usually leaves it out to graze all along the kilometre-long road from my house to the highway here. I have never seen the owners. You can go very close to the cows. They won't hurt you (even the male ones). They don't even seem to notice strangers very much.
I regularly go to a cafe called The Melting Pot. This is where I took a picture from inside:
As you can see below, there is a grey building, which is actually a large block-encompassing prison for young offenders. I think I once drove my scooter past the other side of it during visiting hours, when the kids were coming back in and the parents leaving, and the guards overseeing it all. At least, something on that order was occurring.
On my way back from a solo trip to Ilan via scooter, I encountered this half-finished train station in the East end of Hsinchu City. This will probably be Zhuzhong Station or some such. It lies directly below, or south of, the easternmost stretch of the Science Park. It is an excellent idea that a train line is finally built between Hsinchu City and Zhudong. That way, people can visit Neiwan without having to take a bus (which takes a long time, particularly with the narrow mountain roads) or drive a car (tourist traps become intolerable when cars parked like sardines make any actual moving vehicle a source of anxiety, exaggerated or not).