Kaohsiung At Night

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Kaohsiung At Night

This is Kaohsiung at night, from our hotel window.  This article features photos taken over 2 days.  Let’s go for a walk around….

Kaohsiung At Night

The hallway in our hotel as we walk to the elevator from our room.

Kaohsiung At Night

This ridiculously high ISO photograph of our hotel shows just how dirty my sensor is (I should say “was.”).  I bought a cleaning kit and got rid of all but one very stubborn piece of gunk on the low-pass filter.  But, back to the story….

Kaohsiung At Night

When I first got the D7000 I was excited by the prospect of very high ISO night time shots.  That is until I found out how really high ISO photos are virtually useless.  The magenta really comes out in the shadows and the noise is really high.  Yes I realize I can reduce the noise in Lightroom, and believe it or not, this is reduced.  But too much noise reduction makes the photos look soft.  So, I’ve decided that since I have an optically stabilized lens, the highest ISO I want to use is 6400.

Kaohsiung At Night

This is a pedestrian crossing tunnel under a street.

Kaohsiung At Night

A Catholic church near the Love River (which is actually a canal).

Kaohsiung At Night

We decided to eat at a place beside the Love River.  Hui-chen is deep in thought while Phoenix thinks about food.

Kaohsiung At Night

I was pleased to discover that this place has Beer Lao.

Kaohsiung At Night

First up, stir fried cabbage, as only Taiwanese chefs can do.

Kaohsiung At Night

Taiwan clams, with garlic – one of my favorites!

Kaohsiung At Night

“3 cup” chicken  三杯雞.

Kaohsiung At Night

Now this is my favorite – deep fried oysters.

Kaohsiung At Night

Grilled mackerel.

Kaohsiung At Night

Beef fried rice.

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This is the place where we ate, which is famous for lots of NT$100 dishes.

Kaohsiung At Night

The Love River.  There is always something going on here.

Kaohsiung At Night

On this evening there was some kind of light show, with fire too.

Kaohsiung At Night

This being the time of the Lantern Festival, there were lots of things lit up.

Kaohsiung At Night

Phoenix posing with whatever this thing is….

Kaohsiung At Night

The far side of the river (canal, actually).

Kaohsiung At Night

Yamaha had a mock-up of a giant scooter.

Kaohsiung At Night

The view from the bridge.

Kaohsiung At Night

On the other side, we bought Phoenix this little LED lantern.  You can see how happy it made her.  This is one of my favorite shots of her because of her expression.

Kaohsiung At Night

Kaohsiung At Night

2 shots of The Ambassador Hotel, where we had our wedding reception.

Kaohsiung At Night

The iconic dragon thing beside the river.

Kaohsiung At Night

Back at our hotel, Hello Kitty was on display and Phoenix wanted a photo with her and Mommy together.

Kaohsiung At Night

Kaohsiung is a dynamic city at night.

Kaohsiung At Night

Phoenix loves these little rides.

Kaohsiung At Night

Hmmmm, what are we having for dinner?

Kaohsiung At Night

Seaweed and tofu,

Kaohsiung At Night

duck meat and wonton soup,

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noodles and duck meat soup.

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Overview shot – everything was really good!

Kaohsiung At Night

One of the coolest buildings all lit up with LEDs.

Kaohsiung At Night

Kaohsiung At Night

This house is decorated with graffiti.

Kaohsiung At Night

Another shot of our hotel.

Kaohsiung At Night

A taxi with a rear spoiler.

Kaohsiung At Night

Hui-chen and Phoenix enjoy some “dohua” with red beans.

Kaohsiung At Night

This is the restaurant’s logo.  Look familiar?

Kaohsiung At Night

Our last shot as we walk back to our hotel.  I really like walking around Kaohsiung at night!

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9 comments

    1. hi Stefan, yes, they have done a great job with the Love River. a Taiwanese guy i know told me that his grandmother used to threaten him with the punishment of being thrown in the Love River, which was a filthy canal back then! what a contrast with today! thanks and take care.

  1. I don’t know which looks stranger… seeing an Infinity as a taxi… or seeing an Infinity with a bolted on rear spoiler. Neither of which I’ve seen here.

    You say the Love River use to be filthy and they’ve done a great job at cleaning it up. So its like the Charles River (wait… that river is still filthy… regardless of a past Governor diving into it)

    1. hi Mike. at first i thought it was a GT-R taxi, but then i looked closer (still Nissan though). yeah the Love River has fish in it again. what about the Charles? and what governor dove into it?

      1. Back in 1996… former Governor Bill Weld dove into the river off of one of the boat docks…. weeks after some report came out saying the river was clean of raw sewage.

        I don’t know if the Charles has any fish in it or not… and if it does… I wouldn’t eat anything that came out of that river. I mean… for the Head of the Charles Regatta… any competitor that goes into the river… the medical teams recommend they go to a hospital and get a tetanus shot.

        1. hi Mike. ewwwwww – raw sewage! i had no idea! and i also didn’t know about the tetanus shot! geesh…. the Love River seems like drinking water in comparison! thanks Mike.

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