Photos by MJ Klein
Hui-chen and I had a few opportunities to check out the new KRT while we were in Kaohsiung. We also took a look at the “Dome Of Light” in Formosa Boulevard station.
Approaching the station, we saw these bikes in the rack:
There are plenty of bike racks to lock up your fixie along the road on the way to the KRT station.
This is the Oil Refinery Elementary School station entrance.
For some strange reason, all the side entrances were locked that day.
Here is the ground-level entrance to the station.
As we reported before, there are maps at each station – very convenient.
The train approaches and we’re about to get on.
The trains were absolutely packed due to the holiday. Hui-chen and I never even saw a seat, nevermind sitting on one. Passengers need to learn to move to the inside of the cars though. There seems to be some fear of not being able to get off at your station, much like how people crowd the elevator doors instead of moving towards the back.
We reached Formosa Boulevard Station and got off the train to take a look at the Dome of Light.
The Dome of Light tells a story that the artist had in mind when the Dome was created.
It’s quite colorful and impressive in person.
Lots of people were taking photographs that day. Notice the horn band in the background. They were using a keyboard drum machine and bass while playing live horns.
This is an explaination about the story behind the Dome of Light. There are audio tours available too, so you can take a walking tour and hear the story if you are interested.
The above-ground stations look pretty cool too.
Next we took a walk to another nearby station because it looks cool.
This is Central Park station.
The station was jam packed so we didn’t stay for long.
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