Green Pond (碧潭) is a small pound in the middle of one of the rivers that flow through Taipei District. It is really only right at the city limit and only 20 minutes from our home. It has been a favorite place for young lovers to date and paddle the small rented boats. The pond can be crossed by a suspended foot bridge. Many tragedy has happened in the lake, either young couples drown in the pond from tipped over boat or heart-broken lovers jump over from the suspended bridge. We were warned not to go to the pond to play the water when we were young. Things have been much improved since.
Chinese Valentine Day is at the 7th of July in the Chinese lunar calendar and this year it falls on August 16. It is kind of tradition that young lovers should cross over a bridge during that day. Although when we went to the Green Pond, it was not exactly the Valentine Day. Nonetheless the county has a Valentine Day Festival during that weekend. Many people were walking across the bridge.
Here is a more artistic view of the suspended bridge.
The lakeshore and on the lake also packed with people waiting for the sunset and fireworks.
Notice the little figure on the rock. The gentleman has been showing off jumping off the rock for many years. The local policemen have given up on stopping him.