Admiring the view at Tam Shui

The scene at Dam Shui
The scene at Dam Shui

During the last trip to Taiwan we visited the port city of Tam Shui.   We set off for the place after breakfast and had a casual walk along  Tamsui Old Street and waterfront (淡水老街) before the lunchtime crowd came.

The waterfront
The waterfront

Walking along the waterfront reminded me of being in Stanley , Hong kong as they too had a really lovely waterfront to walk along.

The  other view from the waterfront
The other view from the waterfront

It was really nice to see both the hills and the water together at the same place.

Street Art
Street Art

While walking along the streets at Dan Shui we came across this art work embedded in a sidewalk.

The church across the street
The church across the street

It was really interested to see how art resembled the actual building with both directly opposite each other.  I didn’t get to go inside the church as there was a mass on.

A monument along the street
A monument of Dr Mackay  along the street

There is a lot of focus on culture and history in the area as we saw many statues of famous people while walking along the streets.  This particular one was of Dr Mackay who was  the first foreign missionary to be commissioned by the Canada Presbyterian Church (predecessor of both the Presbyterian Church in Canada and the United Church of Canada), arriving in Taiwan on New Year’s Eve, 31 December 1871.

A colorful building
A colorful building

I could see beautiful art work everywhere we went. This particular corner store had the windows and walls all painted with lovely portraits.

Fort San Domingo
Fort San Domingo

Built by the Spaniard back in 1644 this building now houses a museum which gives one an insight to how life was back then in the olden days.

The other building in the compound
The other building in the compound
The famous Lover's Bridge
The famous Lover’s Bridge

This is one of the main attractions in Dam Shui- The Lover’s Bridge.

We didn’t walk along the bridge as it was rather hot and it didn’t seem that romantic as it was nearly afternoon when we were there. Maybe if we were there in the evening it would be a different story.

Another view of the same bridge from the water
Another view of the same bridge from the water
The ferry we took back to the Train station
The ferry we took back to the Train station

We had the option of taking the bus or this ferry back to the train station. For about  NT$60 one could take a 20 min ferry back to Tamshui waterfront.

The view of the opposite island from the ferry
The view of  waterfront from the ferry

It was great viewing the place from the ferry as it gave me another perspective of the place that we visited.

Where have you been to lately?

 
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32 thoughts on “Admiring the view at Tam Shui”

  1. Hari OM
    One of the things I love about blogging is that we can ‘virtually’ travel!!! I will quite probably never be able to get to the places you see Dominique, so thank you for bringing them to us! YAM xx

  2. What a great trip you have shared with us through your camera, the church is amazing, and the bridges everywhere are phenomenal ! Thanks for hosting as well!
    Have a great day!
    Karren@Oh My Heartsie Girl

  3. Gorgeous photos, especially love the house with all the art work and the embedded artwork in the street.

    Curious…. what is the advantage of disabling the right click…. it makes is so much easier to join up? Thks for hosting.

    1. @Patricia,
      thanks for visiting.
      Disabling right click function is used to help deter copyright infringement of photographs. It helps prevents people from lifting your photographs and misusing them on other places on the internet.

  4. What a beautiful place! It would be nice to sit there and just watch the sunset and the water. A stroll would be great, too.

  5. And what a lovely view it is. It does really seem like a lovely place to visit. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a wonderful rest of the week!!

  6. Very nice photos! Thanks for sharing your trip! I will surely come back to your post if I get the chance to visit the place!

  7. Glad to see you enjoy with the love of your life! You deserve it ! : ) Makes me wanna go overseas without my kids! ; ) Still half hearted about it though…. hee. Great memories!

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