Photos by MJ Klein
Ever since I first set foot on Taiwan, I have been fascinated and amazed by the mountains on this Beautiful Isle. What struck me in particular is the three dimensional effect that is often enhanced by local weather conditions as evidenced in the above photo. A few days ago the weather was just right and I was able to observe that 3D effect again quite clearly.
Taiwan’s mountains are very high, in fact higher than the tallest mountains in Japan. They are also rugged and appear more sharply defined than continental mountains.
This shot taken out of the window of a KLM flight from Bangkok shows the spine of the Central Mountain Range rising out of the sea like a dragon from the southern tip of Taiwan (large view recommended).
This last shot shows that we are flying along roughly at the same altitude as the mountain range on our approach to Taiwan. Of course this scene was a lot more impressive when looking out the porthole with your own eyes. Nevertheless, even in these shots through dirty window panes, the amazing 3D effect of Taiwan’s beautiful mountains is clearly visible. One of the great things about living in Taiwan is that just about no matter where you are, you have great mountain views. Just another thing that I love about Taiwan.