Riot police mobilize in front of the presidential palace in April 2004 when it becomes clear that Kuomintang (KMT) supporters do not accept the results of the recent election.
Revelers stand at point-blank range before a large bank of “bee-hive” bottle rockets on the final day of the annual lantern festival in Yenshui (鹽水區). It is considered auspicious to be struck by live fireworks at this time of year.
A northeast view of Kaoshiung (高雄) harbour. Kaoshiung, the most rapidly developing urban centre on the island has surpassed Keelung as Taiwan’s most active port.
An aerial view of the stunning east coast highway near Hualien (花蓮).
A view from the highway near Jiufen (九份) on the northeast coast. Outside of the cities, Taiwan’s geography consists of lush subtropical flora set upon a rolling, mountainous landscape.
Originally posted June 25, 2011