My entry for this week’s photo challenge, “Grand,” is this photo of Taipei 101 stretching into the clouds.
Taipei 101 is one of the tallest buildings in the world. When it was initially built 10 years ago, it was the tallest, but currently sits in third place after being surpassed in 2010. It was the first building ever to break the 1/2 kilometer mark – at 508 meters (1,667 feet). It also boasts the fastest elevator in the world: it took less than 50 seconds for us to travel 90 floors.
From the vantage point of this photo, we cannot even see the top 10 floors of the tower or the spire. We were able to go as high as the observation deck on the 91st floor; the top 10 floors are inaccessible to the general public. To get to the 101st floor, you have to be someone really important, like probably Tom Cruise. Here are a few more photos that illustrate what makes this structure so grand:
That’s all for now, I just got back and have loads of photos to sort through, so stay tuned for a more comprehesive post about my amazing trip to Taiwan. “Merry 101-mas!”
What is the grandest thing you’ve seen recently?