Monday, January 12, 2009

New Year 2009: Jioufen (九分)

Guava

This colorful picture of guava was shot by Grace at a hill top village, Jioufen (九分).  We have been to the village once before.  It used to take quite a bit of time to reach it.  But with the new highway finished, we can reach it by car from Taipei within an hour.  The village was a gold mining town from the 19th century.  It produced gold till the later half of the 20th century.  We drove to the village again on Sunday, January 4th.  Only Grace had her D90 with 18-200 VR lens with her.  The village was originally a hill town lost in time.  Then, it was made famous by several movies.  The character of the village completely changed.  Now it is a busy tourist attraction.  You can see some of her pictures of the village, shops and people here.

Guava is a fruit that we used to eat when we were kids.  But it was the soft kind and we often put them in the blender to make guava juice.  But now most of the guava fruits that we can buy from the market are the hard and crispy kind.  The ones with the red color inside are something new to us.  

2 comments:

ConverseMomma said...

I envy you your travel, exploring the world, spitting open of soft new fruit. Enjoy!

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Hello,
What a wonderfull fruits those GUAVA's are , nice and a sweet taste too, I tasted them on our travels to Maleisia and Thailand.

The village Jioufen? Is that a big or small village? I never hearded of that name before....show me some more photo's please? I am very interested in your countrie.

happy new year to you too!

we (holland) had some Ice last weekend, so watch the skating fun.

JoAnn's D Eyes

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