Tuesday, June 1, 2010

....a lake for a cause????


Cheng ching Lake, formerly named Dabei Lake, is located in Niaosong Township in Kaohsiung County where i lived. It is the largest lake in  Kaohsiung and one of the most popular tourist attractions in southern Taiwan. It was originally developed from wetlands into a reservoir to meet the need for water for industrial use. Later the lake focused on its landscaping and opened to the public as a tourist destination in 1960.According to my boss when Chiang kai shek was still alive he used to lived at cheng ching lake and no one is allowed to enter the place.There are many attractions within the lake. Two main attractions are the nine-cornered bridge   and Jhongsing (Restoration) pagoda (i will try to get a decent photo of it next time)...... here are some of the views of the man-made lake...
 
the artificial bird made from kitchen utensils



click to view the artificial birds that  i thought  before was a real birds
a lake that supports the water need for industrial use

                                                   residential buildings on the other side of the lake


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10 comments:

Spiderdama said...

Great series of picture!
Have a nice evening:-)

jack69 said...

You have done well at Cheng Ching Lake. Great pictures with some history. You have done well indeed. Thanks.
Jack & Sherry

ρομπερτ said...

A favourite song of mine sings about Chiang kai shek and his fight against Mao.
Beautiful photography indeed. Thank you so much for this small escape into memories and such peaceful sights.

daily athens

Regina said...

Beautiful photos of the lake.
Thanks for sharing.

Ania said...

Wow, those residential buildings look nice, like they're coming out of water.

Dave said...

lovely series, love the first photo.

Nancy said...

I believe this is in Taiwan? My husband returned on Friday from a month long business trip there. Lovely pictures and now I have more of a connection to them.

Louis la Vache said...

Interesting history of the lake.
The first image is quite amusing!

LadyFi said...

Lovely series! And what gorgeous golden light.

Lucy said...

Great pictures Blue. I hope that you can keep right on publishing some of those beautiful colors and I love the flower.

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