Maokong Sunset

Maokong mountain sunset
Sunset over Taipei from the Maokong mountain cable cars.

I captured this photo from a glass-bottomed cable car soaring high above the treetops on the way to Maokong in Wénshān District 文山區. When I first came to Taiwan in early 2013 I was amazed to see a cable car route integrated into the Taipei 台北 public transit system. I have a boyish fascination with different modes of transportation so I just had to go take a ride. Due to circumstances beyond my control I arrived a little late in the afternoon—but this view of a buttercream sunset over Taipei made it all worthwhile.