(Click to Enlarge) This is taken in Taiwan's third largest city, Taizhong (Taichung), on "Art Street". Art Street is breathlessly hyped up in all the guidebooks and websites as this hip, eclectic little neighborhood of cool shops, restaurants and galleries that's a viable destination in which to kill a whole afternoon or so. It turned out to be a short couple blocks or so, mostly filled with stores selling the same kind of crappy knickknacks you could find at a million other places in Taiwan, and little, if any, art in sight. There were a couple of nice cafés and it was a pleasant enough little area (as you can see), but I really don't see how you could while away more than a couple of hours unless you were really desperate. Don't believe the Lonely Planet (and everyone else) hype!