Which crime-fighting animal-themed caped crusader protects this city? Is that person the one Taipei wants, or the one Taipei needs?
Taken from Elephant Mountain, or Xiangshan, this small mountain overlooks Taipei and specifically Taipei 101, which I chose to omit from this shot. If you've seen photos of Taipei with the 101 in it, you know it's a vastly taller building than the other buildings, and if shot at a perspective like this, can overwhelm the composition. So, I booted it.
My first visit to the Waikiki Aquarium. They keep their glass very clean, making it easy to get photos of these guys. From my experience, it takes clean glass and relatively thin glass to take good photos of aquarium sea life.
A monk, named Kenshin, had a dream one night. He dreamed of a man dressed in white leading him to a spring in the north. We awoke and ventured to the north, discovering a pure water spring upon Mt. Otowa. There, he met a hermit who introduced himself as Gyoei-Koji. He lived near the spring and said to Kenshin, "I've been waiting for you. Please carve this tree into a statue of the thousand-armed Kannon to guard this sacred place of Kannon.” Soon after, Gyoei-Koji disappeared. Kenshin concluded that Gyoei was none other than Kannon, the Bodhisattva of compassion, a revered, enlightened teacher known well across Asia. There, a temple is constructed, called the Pure Water temple, or Kiyomizu Dera.