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Cityscape: Kobe – Motomachi Shopping Arcade

Motomachi and Sannomiya Center Street (三宮センター街) together constitute perhaps the world’s greatest covered shopping arcade.  Here I focus on the Motomachi Portion, running west from the Daimaru on Koikawasuji (鯉川筋). Starting from the east end: . . . Continue reading Cityscape: Kobe – Motomachi Shopping Arcade

Taipei Photo Tour: Huaxi Street Night Market aka Snake Alley, a covered shopping arcade in Wanhua

If you visit Lungshan Temple on a hot summer day, you can cool off in the shade of a nearby covered arcade called Snake Alley (aka Huaxi Street Night Market).  The shortest path is along Guangzhou Street, but that is a busy street where pedestrians share the road with cars and motorcycles.  Instead, take a two min stroll through Sanshui Street: The entrance to Sanshui Street is … Continue reading Taipei Photo Tour: Huaxi Street Night Market aka Snake Alley, a covered shopping arcade in Wanhua