This is in support of the Photowalkers Exhibition @ Red Room. Unlike other walks that held by the group; Photowalkers must find their own routes from the start point to the destination.
The theme is “RED.” RED means so many things. It’s color, it’s light. It’s fire, it’s blood, it’s danger, it’s love. It’s freedom, it’s poison, it’s violence. It’s prosperity. It’s Earth, It’s People. Share with us your RED.
The destination is the Famous Coffee House: FONG DA Coffee House. It’s just past the Red House in Ximending (about 3.8km away). We’ll be waiting at the destination at 630pm: No. 42, Chengdu Road, Wanhua District, Taipei City, 108 / Chinese: 108台北市萬華區成都路42號
Take any route, follow your RED heart, and snap to your RED heart’s content! Because the distance is longer: feel free to use public transport along the way to cover the ground. MRT from Xinsheng MRT to Ximen Station is pretty quick. But you could get off earlier and enjoy the area around Taipei Station…
For Sunday’s Photowalk: Here is a list of places that you ‘could’ explore on the way to the destination. I strongly suggest that you head in a general westerly direction towards Taipei Station area…
A: Heading West on Zhongxiaou East Road
1. Huashan Creative Park
2. Presidential Office Building
3. National Taiwan Museum
4. North Gate
B: Around Taipei Station
5. 228 Peace Park near Taipei Station
6. Taipei Guest House
7. Zhongshan Hall area
8. East Gate
C: Heading South Then West. (Dongmen) East Gate (first head south then west) for
10. CKS Memorial Park Area
11. Remains of Taipei prison walls
12. Botanical Gardens
13. Nishi Honganji Relics
You won’t be able to do more than two or three in the time limit. Make use of the buses, MRT and ubikes to help you cover the distance. You will have more time shooting. Of course, you might prefer just to walk! Enjoy!
As trip organizer, I will enable FB location for the entire duration, so you’ll be able to find me, as long as the battery holds out on the phone!
It is likely to rain during a part of the walk. We will just have to be resourceful. It’s still quite a few days away, so I’m hoping the weather improves.
If you’re unfamiliar with Taipei, use Google Maps to help navigate. It’s pretty difficult to get lost these days. If you do, just head to the nearest MRT station! Then take the train to the destination.
See you there! If you miss the start point… just make your own start point… and meet up at the destination! We’ll share a photo when we get there or they can be uploaded to the group website as part of the Photowalkers RED September event.
Looking forward to you all getting red up for this walk! 😀
Inviting Photowalkers to attend the next Photowalk on October 14th at Beimen MRT Station, where we’ll be participating in the 1920’s Costume Parade from Beimen to Yongle Market Plaza.
“In 2018, the Yongle Market Plaza is transformed into the Time Machine Theater, which re-creates scenes from that era. Bring your roaring 20s spirit and dress up in costumes reminiscent of that era, as you get ready to travel back in time to Dadaocheng’s heyday!”
Photowalkers will be organizing a Photowalk to coincide with, that may draw upon and be inspired by, this costume parade: Obviously the date is 10/14 but the final details are still undecided! Keep uptodate on the Photowalkers Group:
Take the MRT to the Taipei Station. The meet up point is Exit #4 at the West Side of Taipei Main Station (not the MRT Station) at 1:00pm~1:15pm. We’re walking to Beimen from there, it’s not far!
It’s pretty much decided by the Parade, but feel free to explore alleys and sidewalks off the main parade direction! Our basic route is expected to be:
The calendar of events continues into the early evening with shows and performances. While they may be interesting or enjoyable to watch, as Photowalkers, we will probably not want to waste the great weather sitting on our “derrieres”.
We’re expecting to add on some stops, but at this time discussions are ongoing.
You can return to your origination via MRT. Dadaocheng is conveniently located between Beimen MRT Station on the Green Line, and Shuanglien MRT Station on the Red Line. You can even walk as far as MinChuan West Road MRT Station on the Red/Orange Lines.
This is not a difficult walk, but precautions for rain, heat, & sun are suggested. Shoes need to be comfortable. There’s should be a convenience store stop for essentials (like water, sustenance, and – if necessary – some ice cream). However, it’s expected to be crowded, so photography may be difficult. In crowds, always keep track of your wallet and handbags; pickpockets are rare here, but they do exist.
October weather shouldn’t be too hot, but there is a risk of rain and thunderstorms. Come prepared. In the event of a Typhoon, the walk will be canceled. We will not reschedule this walk, unless we have a reschedule date for the Parade.
Routes, times & dates may be revised; please keep uptodate with changes as notified in the Event Page. I hope you can come; be nice to see y’all!
Welcome to the Photowalkers Event for Sunday. We’ll be organizing a special walk starting at the main entrance to RED ROOM at 3:30pm on August 19th. This is in support of the Photowalkers Exhibition @ Red Room. Though you are welcome to participate in the photowalk, you do not have to submit a photo to the exhibition.
The theme is “RED.” RED means so many things. It’s color, it’s light. It’s fire, it’s blood, it’s danger, it’s love. It’s freedom, it’s poison, it’s violence. It’s prosperity. It’s Earth, It’s People. Share with us your RED. Unlike other walks that we’ve held, this one is different. Photowalkers must find their own routes from the start point to the destination. The destination is Lavazza Cafe (about 1km away)… Take any route, follow your RED heart, and snap to your RED heart’s content!
Meet up is Lavazza Coffee shop at 630pm! When you get there, we’ll be waiting outside. Destination: Section 1, Dunhua South Road, #228. See you there! If you miss the start point… just make your own start point… and meet up at the destination! Several participants have worried about that! We’ll share photos when we get there!