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|Walkway as we entered the Expo site.|
Really neat design, but how many rings are on those tree trunks?
We hope these were reclaimed wood rings :
re-purposed and given a second life as this walkway...
|Standing in front of the "Pavilion of the Future" building. |
Note what looks like a hill behind me is actually the roof of the building.
This pavilion featured skylights, solar panels, green roof, & a mini-eco system.
|Mini-eco-system at the heart of the 'Pavilion of the Future.'|
[Photo taken standing on roof, looking down]
Man-made habitat/ Eco-system is recreated within this building to promote and preserve
a natural circle of life, even within the city.
|Solar panels and vegetation on the roof of the 'Pavilion of the Future'.|
The roof looked fabulous on this brisk January afternoon,
but I wonder how it will fare near the end of April in Taipei?
|Analysis of Expo's solar panel output.|
Unfortunately, on this cloudy day (common this time of year in Taipei),
the panels energy production was 0.00 kWh.
|A historical/traditional Chinese home & gardens.|
These were just gorgeous. I would love to have a home like that!
With a few modern amenities of course...
|Close up of one of many carvings at the traditional Chinese home.|
|There were representative gardens for all different countries,|
This was one of multiple "Thailand" gardens - very impressive :)
|The "Taiwan" garden had a dome-like structure built of bamboo, and a calm reflecting pool outside.|
|The "Bhutan" garden had these <correct name unknown> at the entrance and exit.|
You spin them for good luck...
I made sure to spin all three and made a few wishes for luck of my own.