Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms (平菁街42巷櫻花) | Travel in Asia

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms (平菁街42巷櫻花)

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Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms

How to go to Pingjing St. Lane 42? From MRT Shilin Station proceed to Shilin Farmers Association building where the bus stop is located. Just take either Bus 303 or Bus S19 and alight at the bus stops listed below. Flowering season of this cherry blossoms at this place happens at the 3rd to 4th week of January. 

Bus 303 → 倫仔尾 (Lún zǐ wěi stop)
Bus S19 → 福德祠 (Fú dé cí/Earth God Temple stop)
How to go to the Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms


How to go to the Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms

How to go to the Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms

How to go to the Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms

How to go to the Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms

How to go to the Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
Fuji cherry blossoms add beauty to the homes here.

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
Fuji cherry blossoms are a hybrid type of the Japanese and Taiwanese variety of sakura.

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
Some of the sakura trees here are inside the garden of a private home.  

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
Last year, I was here in Pingjing St. Lane 42 but I didn't walk to to its end and I was surprised to see more cherry blossoms.

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
Based on the Taipei government website for cherry blossom viewing, the status of the flowering here is 50%.  

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
Some of the cherry blossom trees here already have leaves indicating that the "petal fall" will soon occur.

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
I really love sakura trees.  Its branches shoot up to the sky like a human hand reaching to God in the heavens.

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
Nice picture!

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
The weather was sunny and the sky was cloudless when I arrived in Pingjing St. Lane 42.  This made my photos a mixture of the blue sky and pink flowers.

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
You have to come early in the morning so that sun will be looking at Pingjing St. Lane 42.  This will give you good lighting for your photos.

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
What a sight! Fuji sakuras form clusters on it branches.

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
I raised my tripod with my camera on it to see what's on the other side of the wall. 

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
A close-up view of Fuji cherry blossoms.  These flowers are bigger than the Taiwanese variety and the tree starts blossoming in the middle of January.

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
You won't get hungry here in Pingjing St.  Last year, these vendors were here.

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
I do not know exactly what is the yellow vegetable but it smells like a ginger.  The soup is actually good for the cold weather in Pingjing St Lane 42. 

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
Squid balls worth NTD 40 per stick.

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
Don't also forget to buy oranges before you go home.
Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
Just beside the food stall was a lot planted also with cherry blossom trees.

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
Sakuras and the mountains of Northern Taiwan.

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
The gate of the private home at the far end of the street.

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
At the corner of Pingjing St. Lane 42

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
Yi...Er...San...[Flash]

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
A "secret" lane

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
I saw some visitors get out of here.

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
At the end of the "secret lane" was a gate and I was surprised to more cherry blossoms.  However, I could not go beyond it because it was locked.  Some visitors were able to get inside and they might be friends of the owners of the private lot.

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
A famous spot here in Pingjing St. Lane 42 is its white fence.

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
Hooray! A selfie.

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
Go inside this narrow street and you would find more cherry blossoms.

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
The sakuras here complement the mountains.

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
Taiwan cherry blossoms!

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
Can you see me?

Pingjing St. Lane 42 cherry blossoms
My visit to Pingjing St. Lane 42 serves as my opening act for my 2017 Sakura Series. Yeah!

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