|Copyright: Richard Jolley (rkj2175)
|Date Taken: 2008-03|
|Camera: canon A650is|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-09-11 8:53|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This is part of an event that takes place every 12 years in many cities in Taiwan. It lasts for a month with parades and performing artists.|
This beautiful ornate boat on display next to a temple was burned as a sacrifice at the end of the month. I'm sure it took many months to build. Several men lived on the boat for three months.
As a westerner, this celebration was extremely "Eastern." The differences between east and west cultures were never more pronounced.
I wished I would have worn ear plugs when filming a lot of this. Everything was accompanied with a lot of loud firecreackers made louder by the narrow closed-in streets.
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