So today I woke up and decided I was going to venture to the UK… well, the UK in Taiwan
festival that is, HA! >_< The event was held in Huashan Creative Park
, another one of my favourite spaces to visit in Taipei. The park, initially a brewery, has long since been re-created and transformed into another historical gem in Taiwan. It is definitely a great place to celebrate the arts and culture in the community!
The event was quite easy to find, as we just followed the melody of the Proclaimers and the bobbing little British flag hats in the crowd… The good ole’ Union Jack was worn by many people young and old, even a few dogs! Of course, if you weren’t adorned with the patriotic British colours, you were able to purchase some great souvenirs at some of the kiosks there. If you didn’t get to eat, there was plenty of food vendors selling delicious pies and quiche! I was a little disappointed that there were no bangers and mash, but I was still able to enjoy a Pimm’s with lemonade and a jumbo sausage roll! (>_<) It was definitely a great event to take part in… Even a Queen arrived for the occasion, although I think she might’ve forgotten her fancy shoes at home as she kept her feet toasty warm with what looked like a pair of UGG’s… Interesting. (o_O);
After our snack and drink, we decided to take a stroll through the factory buildings that now sell teas, soaps and other cute gifts… One of the things I love most about Taiwan, is how they have taken many of these old factories and have restored them into these amazing art spaces. What is a change from the modern cityscapes, these older structures are an architectural eye candy that many can sit and enjoy from the inside out. It’s places like these where one can take in the fresh air, find a good bench and just read a great book for an hour or two… I am looking forward to my next visit already…
For more information:
UK in Taiwan
Huashan Creative Park