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Flag dancers practice their routine in Taipei's Liberty Square
       
     
Flag dancer frozen mid-routine against a backdrop of the Taiwan National Concert Hall
       
     
Detail from the Land God Temple at Badouzi harbor in Northeast Taiwan
       
     
A singer with no eyes performs upbeat Chinese classics to passersby in Tamsui
       
     
A photographer catches one of Tamsui's famous sunsets
       
     
The Taiwanese love cats (an understatement). The old Japanese mining village of Houtong is now known as "Cat Village". This is one of its two hundred residents.
       
     
The villagers' efforts to care for stray cats fast became an online sensation.
       
     
Mustering energy is sometimes difficult during Taiwanese summer.
       
     
I reached Jiufen, the old gold mining town that inspired Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away, and the skies began to rumble with distant thunder.
       
     
Fuyou Temple in Tamsui, a riverside town in New Taipei.
       
     
Giant dragon lantern in honor of the Mid-Summer Ghost Festival in Keelung City
       
     
Performers in the Ghost Festival parade on September 4th, 2017.
       
     
Gypsy dancers mesmerize the crowd as they pirouette through Keelung on September 4th.
       
     
I shot the September 4th parade from the press section. I did not organize a press pass beforehand and gently talked my way in. The Taiwanese are extremely kind to foreigners.
       
     
I couldn't get enough of these performers dressed as Chinese gods. They kept running right at me and veering away at the last second.
       
     
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The brilliant neon of Taipei's Liaoning Street
       
     
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Flag dancers practice their routine in Taipei's Liberty Square
       
     
Flag dancers practice their routine in Taipei's Liberty Square
Flag dancer frozen mid-routine against a backdrop of the Taiwan National Concert Hall
       
     
Flag dancer frozen mid-routine against a backdrop of the Taiwan National Concert Hall
Detail from the Land God Temple at Badouzi harbor in Northeast Taiwan
       
     
Detail from the Land God Temple at Badouzi harbor in Northeast Taiwan
A singer with no eyes performs upbeat Chinese classics to passersby in Tamsui
       
     
A singer with no eyes performs upbeat Chinese classics to passersby in Tamsui
A photographer catches one of Tamsui's famous sunsets
       
     
A photographer catches one of Tamsui's famous sunsets
The Taiwanese love cats (an understatement). The old Japanese mining village of Houtong is now known as "Cat Village". This is one of its two hundred residents.
       
     
The Taiwanese love cats (an understatement). The old Japanese mining village of Houtong is now known as "Cat Village". This is one of its two hundred residents.
The villagers' efforts to care for stray cats fast became an online sensation.
       
     
The villagers' efforts to care for stray cats fast became an online sensation.
Mustering energy is sometimes difficult during Taiwanese summer.
       
     
Mustering energy is sometimes difficult during Taiwanese summer.
I reached Jiufen, the old gold mining town that inspired Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away, and the skies began to rumble with distant thunder.
       
     
I reached Jiufen, the old gold mining town that inspired Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away, and the skies began to rumble with distant thunder.
Fuyou Temple in Tamsui, a riverside town in New Taipei.
       
     
Fuyou Temple in Tamsui, a riverside town in New Taipei.
Giant dragon lantern in honor of the Mid-Summer Ghost Festival in Keelung City
       
     
Giant dragon lantern in honor of the Mid-Summer Ghost Festival in Keelung City
Performers in the Ghost Festival parade on September 4th, 2017.
       
     
Performers in the Ghost Festival parade on September 4th, 2017.
Gypsy dancers mesmerize the crowd as they pirouette through Keelung on September 4th.
       
     
Gypsy dancers mesmerize the crowd as they pirouette through Keelung on September 4th.
I shot the September 4th parade from the press section. I did not organize a press pass beforehand and gently talked my way in. The Taiwanese are extremely kind to foreigners.
       
     
I shot the September 4th parade from the press section. I did not organize a press pass beforehand and gently talked my way in. The Taiwanese are extremely kind to foreigners.
I couldn't get enough of these performers dressed as Chinese gods. They kept running right at me and veering away at the last second.
       
     
I couldn't get enough of these performers dressed as Chinese gods. They kept running right at me and veering away at the last second.
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The brilliant neon of Taipei's Liaoning Street
       
     
The brilliant neon of Taipei's Liaoning Street