Cities in Taiwan are in constant motion, with everything glimpsed briefly as you are swept along in double time with the current of the crowd.

This contrasts drastically when you get away from the sprawl, into the smaller towns and villages along the coast and in the mountains. Here everything slows down, people ease off, and there’s more time to think and take in your surroundings.

Perhaps this is why certain scenes seem to present themselves in front of you,  waiting like they are part of an elaborate stage set. |