A Visit to the National Stadium Kaohsiung

by | Sep 7, 2020 | Diary


Yesterday, the Taiwan national football team were playing a friendly game against Taichung Futuro. One thing I miss about living in Taiwan is English football and my favourite team West Bromwich Albion! When I heard that the Taiwan National team were playing in Kaohsiung, I decided to pay a visit. The stadium is very impressive, it was built for the world games in 2009 and has a capacity of 55,000. It was designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito.
The design resembles that of a semi-spiral dragon. The ceiling is comprised of many solar panels. These panels not only provide power for the stadium, but they also put back into the national grid.

I couldn’t believe how few spectators there were, probably less than 100. This was amazing considering the National team were playing, and it was free to get in. The game ended in a 4-1 victory to the national team.

it would be wonderful to see the profile of football raised in Taiwan, who knows, maybe that will happen in the future.

Here is a link if you want to know more about the local team Tai Power FC

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The Ice Factory

This shot is taken inside of a local ice factory. It’s just around the corner from my apartment. I don’t think I want to buy any ice from here, but the quality of light inside was really soft. Possibly because the last time the skylights were cleaned was fifty years ago!





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Make Your World a Happy World!

Have a great weekend folks! Make your world a “Happy World”, although I wouldn’t recommend going to a place like this unless you like lose money!





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Couch 2 5K Week Two Done!!

I’m continuing in my quest for improved fitness. I finished week two of the program without too much trouble, which was very surprising! This is not to say that I’m in good shape though, in fact this has made me realise how delusional I was about my body and it’s condition. I honestly thought that I was in good shape because I ride an E-bike 15km a day. Err, nope!

Any of you out there struggling with obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol? Maybe it’s time to stop being delusional about your body and knock it into shape? Go to your doctor, get a check-up and tell them that you want to change your life. THEN DO IT!!





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Ricoh GR iii Highlight-Weighted vs Multi-Segment Metering – A Quick Comparison

Just a very quick post to demonstrate one of the unusual, but great features of the Ricoh GR iii – Highlight-Weighted metering. This is the only camera that I know of that has it. On those bright, sunny days when there are lots of harsh shadows around this feature really comes into its own.





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Seafood Restaurant Carousel

I was looking for an image to use for a two-slide carousel on Instagram. This one seemed to fit the bill. I really like the mural on the lefthand how it combines with the interior of the restaurant. It’s a very basic place and no, I didn’t eat there.
For the Instagram post, I split this into two square images (1080×1080). I think the result is pretty interesting. What do you think?





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My Guide to Going Light!

Could you carry your camera bag with your little finger? I just made a guide on my website that explains how you can do it too. www.elementalcore.com





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Have a Wonderful and Creative Weekend!

So the weekend is almost here! It’s time to go out and be creative. Have fun with whatever you do, try to look on the bright side and do something rememberable!

It’s better to do one awesome thing than to do many many average things. Life should be about creating memories, don’t let this weekend blend into insignificance!

Kaohsiung Sugar Factory

Some of these images were posted before, but that was using a different gallery module. I wanted to repost them again using the Modula plug-in. There are also a few extra images that were not shown before.
The sugar refinery dates back to 1902 and was built during Japanese rule. Two of the factories were damaged during the Second World War and were rebuilt. Due to the decline in world sugar prices, the factory was closed and turned into a museum which opened in 2006.

“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”

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Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies

As a street photographer, I often feel this way. It’s like you’re taking the essence of the moment often without your subjects knowledge. The more you do it, the easier it gets. I still feel it though. Get out there and practice, practice, practice.
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