While walking through the streets of Taipei, I began to notice the doors and gates to the buildings. It was as if even amongst the hustle and bustle of the city, someone took a moment to create a work of art. Some were beautifully ornate. Some had distinct designs etched into them. Some had colorful tiles flanking the door. Others were quite simple but were painted with a bright pop of color. Some were made with natural materials. Each door was different and served as a reflection of the area and its occupants. Even outdoor utility box covers were an artist’s canvas.
|Etched with tile|
|Pop of Blue on Wood|
|Gate to a Japanese Style Buddhist Temple|
|Murals on Garage Doors|
|To me, this photo best sums up the city. |
Traffic and life flowing all around, but in the midst of the city taking an utilitarian object and turning it into a display of art.