Mega Tamsui Photowalk: MRT to Fisherman’s Wharf Updating

By | June 15, 2018

Posted in a post in the FB group… stay tuned for more details!

Outline of Walk

Inviting Photowalkers to attend the next Photowalk on June 30th at
3:30pm. We’ll be setting off from outside the main Tamsui Starbucks Coffee Shop @ 3:45pm. If anyone wants to grab a milkshake earlier, please pm me! Kooks is nearby.

Getting There
Take the MRT to the last stop on the Tamsui Line. From Taipei Station, this is usually about 40 minutes or thereabouts.

Start Point
The Tamsui Photowalk is not our first in Tamsui, but the route I’ve chosen will take in as much of the lesser visited alleys/temples/views as possible, but not leave out the famous ones…

Route Plan
On the outward leg, we’ll avoid the Old Street & main street area as much as we can. We’ll take in Qinshui Temple, Danshui Market, Fuyou Temple, back alleys (not marked), Red Castle 1899, the well-known Tamsui Presbyterian Church, the waterfront, old harbor warehouse area (if it’s open), Fort San Domingo, Martyr’s Shrine, Hobe Fort, and finally Cloud Gate Theater. The route is subject to change. The total length is about 3.5km according to Google’s pigeons but the add-on is further and may require a bus trip to complete quickly before sunset.

Add-on
There is an add-on to Fisherman’s Wharf for sunset, but at Photowalkers speeds, we may have to split the group or skip some sections if we dillydally.

Return by Boat
It’s planned to return to the main waterfront via 10-minute boat journey from Fisherman’s Wharf. Then walk along the old street back to the station.

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 beer).

The weather picture is uncertain right now, but will be updated. We’re now in well into Typhoon season, so any storm or heavy rain events means the walk will be postponed until the following week July 7th.

I hope you can come; be nice to see y’all! LMK if I got something wrong…

Links to be advised shortly. Walk routes are currently in the previous post @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/photowalkerstaiwan/permalink/933659816803871/

Weather Links
TBA

Updates

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!

Route Maps:

 

The Photowalker Route

 

Link to Google Map (separate window)

Suggested List of Stops on the Walk

Stop 1:

Qinshui Temple,
Danshui Market,
Fuyou Temple

back alleys (not marked),
Red Castle 1899
Tamsui Presbyterian Church

Stop 2:

back alleys (not marked),
Red Castle 1899
Tamsui Presbyterian Church

Stop 3:

the waterfront
old harbor warehouse area (if it’s open)

Stop 4:

The next four locations offer a variety, so if we don’t have time you can choose your own locations. They’re all pretty close to each other.

  • Fort San Domingo

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  • Martyr’s Shrine

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  • Hobe Fort

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  • Cloud Gate Theater

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Add-on Stop 5: Fisherman’s Wharf @ Night

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Suggestions for finding opportunities for photographs: don’t be afraid to get lost, don’t worry about catching up with the group, you have the route, we’ll probably all end up at Fisherman’s Wharf at around 6pm. You don’t have to follow the group, in fact members may disperse by themselves. It’s a photowalk, not a parade.