Pingxi Sky Lantern 2010

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Re: Pingxi Sky Lantern 2010

Postby cfimages » 28 Feb 2010, 23:45

Just got back. Some of our group are still out there at Shifen waiting in line for the bus. Mrs cfi and I walked from Shifen to Lingjiao (approx 5km) and convinced a policeman to stop a passing shuttle bus for us, otherwise we'd still be waiting.

Will post some pics tomorrow.
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Re: Pingxi Sky Lantern 2010

Postby divea » 01 Mar 2010, 00:08

Can't wait to see them!
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Re: Pingxi Sky Lantern 2010

Postby petrarch1603 » 01 Mar 2010, 07:08

what a huge disappointment. This event was about 5 minutes of fun for hours and hours of agony. It was kind of interesting seeing Ma Ying Jeou walk by though.
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Re: Pingxi Sky Lantern 2010

Postby cfimages » 01 Mar 2010, 08:13

petrarch1603 wrote:what a huge disappointment. This event was about 5 minutes of fun for hours and hours of agony. It was kind of interesting seeing Ma Ying Jeou walk by though.


There was a bit of waiting around, but all in all, I thought it wasn't too bad. We were there from about 2:30 until 9 and it was pretty much okay. We did have to walk a fair bit to get a bus because we didn't want to wait in a long line, but even that wasn't too bad. We didn't bother waiting for the president to come - I've seen him a couple of times before and my wife has met him so it didn't have the once-in-a-lifetime type factor it usually would.
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Re: Pingxi Sky Lantern 2010

Postby cfimages » 01 Mar 2010, 11:35

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Full set of pics on my site. Lantern Festival
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Re: Pingxi Sky Lantern 2010

Postby scarab1169 » 01 Mar 2010, 15:10

I was there too. Maybe I got there a little late(around 8:40 ish) , but was a bit dissapointed at the quantity of lanterns and the very limited space, and then the agony of waiting 2 hours in line for a bus and then standing another 1 in the bus(they were jampacked to capacity) and the MRT , too. Too much trouble for not much fun. Great images from the festival there , though cfimages.
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Re: Pingxi Sky Lantern 2010

Postby cfimages » 01 Mar 2010, 15:16

scarab1169 wrote:I was there too. Maybe I got there a little late(around 8:40 ish) , but was a bit dissapointed at the quantity of lanterns and the very limited space, and then the agony of waiting 2 hours in line for a bus and then standing another 1 in the bus(they were jampacked to capacity) and the MRT , too. Too much trouble for not much fun. Great images from the festival there , though cfimages.


Thanks. We left about the time you arrived - I guessed you missed most of the official lantern releases. They were releasing 100 every 10 mins or so from 6:30 onwards, plus all the people releasing them at other places. All told, there were lots of them floating around.
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Re: Pingxi Sky Lantern 2010

Postby sandman » 01 Mar 2010, 16:20

Gross. Filthy fucks littering MY landscape. I hope they all die of disgusting diseases. I counted at least 15 of those nasty things draped in the trees around my place this morning. A CURSE on those dirty bastards!
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Re: Pingxi Sky Lantern 2010

Postby divea » 01 Mar 2010, 17:40

eh? :ohreally: :loco:
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Re: Pingxi Sky Lantern 2010

Postby Icon » 01 Mar 2010, 17:51

But, but... there was a concert, you know? And that brings much needed $$$$ to our lovely Xindian tourist area. And think about those guys selling the lanterns. Plus it's tradition. And everyone knows trees are bad, concrete is cleaner, trees have bugs. And no one knows who threw them, so it doesn't matter...

Do I sound convincing or what? :D
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