Friday, November 15, 2013

Taichung Flower Festival


Yesterday Cameron and I went up to the mountains near XinShe to check out the "International Taichung Flower Carpet Festival!" Every event here has "international" in the title... I don't think it means what they think it means... But, I guess there were a few foreigners there, so maybe that counts?  This event pretty much sums up a typical Taiwanese activity: grow giant field of flowers (or some sort of spectacle), make themed cartoon characters, set up a giant market, and stand around with umbrellas taking pictures of such spectacle.  This is the formula for a huge crowd of people and lots of sales. Despite the fact that it's just a giant money making scheme and the traffic up the small mountain roads was ridiculous, the flowers were beautiful and it was a perfect sunny day! And we did take some lovely pictures.














What festivals do they have where you are?


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18 comments:

  1. Per @ Perky ThoughtsNovember 15, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Lovely pictures indeed. So colorful!

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    1. Lauren Roerick MillerNovember 17, 2013 at 12:33 AM

      Thank you :)

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  2. Amanda @ Living in Another LanguageNovember 15, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    Oh my goodness yes! I wan't to go! Apparently there's a giant field of those purple/pink flowers not far from where we live. I was too late to go see them this year, but hopefully next!!!


    So beautiful! I love the picture of you and the yellow field!

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    1. Lauren Roerick MillerNovember 17, 2013 at 12:34 AM

      Thanks :) Definitely go! We had a fun afternoon.

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  3. The flowers are beautiful! Stopping to smell the flowers sounds like a lovely way to spend a day! :)

    We just went to a Deepavali Festival here in Singapore, and can't wait to go to others!

    Cheers,
    Kristina

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    1. Lauren Roerick MillerNovember 29, 2013 at 12:28 AM

      It was a lovely day! Oh! What do you do at Deepavali?

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  4. Holy cow! These are beautiful photos! They made me miss living in Asia terribly. (Although we were in Singapore, not Taiwan.) London actually has quite a few festivals given that the population here is so diverse. So one weekend might be a Diwali celebration and the next there might be a Gay Pride parade. You just never know! :o)

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    1. Lauren Roerick MillerNovember 29, 2013 at 12:29 AM

      Thank you so much :) I bet there are tons of fun things going in London! How long were you in Singapore?

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  5. Amazing pictures!

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    1. Lauren Roerick MillerNovember 29, 2013 at 12:30 AM

      Thank you!

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  6. Sandy at You May Be WanderingNovember 18, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Such gorgeous flowers, Lauren!! Thank you SO much for adding this to my link party!!

    Have a beautiful day!

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    1. Lauren Roerick MillerNovember 29, 2013 at 12:30 AM

      Thanks Sandy! No problem :) Thanks for hosting.

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  7. Someone should figure out a way to gather the pure joy that those flowers bring and bottle it for the cold, gray, dreary days of winter!

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    1. Lauren Roerick MillerNovember 29, 2013 at 12:31 AM

      Absolutely. I could use that today on this blustery cold day!

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  8. I LOVE the flower castle! And I laughed at your description of how they use the word "international"--probably just to make the event sound more exciting!

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    1. Lauren Roerick MillerNovember 29, 2013 at 12:32 AM

      Thanks! Seriously, I think they throw that word around a little much ;)

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  10. It seems quite nice festival and the way of describing is also attractive. The images you have pasted are explaining the real beauty of this festival. I used to go there with get bus tours for business purpose. Next when I’ll visit this city must attend this festival. Hope till then I’ll complete my all hawaii tours.

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