December’s challenge: a wall, a bike, and a mountain

So my first December submission flopped miserably, rejected by sharp-eyed Suzanne’s observation that an iron fence doesn’t fit the definition of a wall.  Let’s try again.

This wall is maybe open to question too.  It sure looks wallish to me, but some my view it as merely a highway restraining barrier.  There are still a few days left in the month, so if anyone is still inclined to quibble please do so quickly while I still have time for a third attempt.

So, let’s assume for the moment that it’s a wall.  It’s admittedly not a particularly interesting wall, but that wasn’t listed as a challenge requirement.  The mountain behind it is pretty interesting though, so that should count for something.  And, I remembered to include a bike this time.  The shot is taken at the summit in Yangmingshan National Park, at the northern end of Taiwan.  The mountain is a composite of a cluster of volcanoes, some of which are still thermally active.  Just the sort of warm neighbor you’d like to have if you’re living in Taipei, just ten miles to the south.

Continue here if you’d like to see more about our ride to Yangmingshan or the initial days of our tour of Taiwan.

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6 response to "December’s challenge: a wall, a bike, and a mountain"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: December 21, 2018

    I’d say that’s a wall. Bingo, success at last!
    Very exciting that you are now in Taiwan! How about popping over to the mainland and getting a shot of your bike in front of the Great Wall?
    Happy travels!

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: December 22, 2018

      Great idea, No one would quibble over definition of a wall if you got a photo of your bike in front of the great wall of China

    • By: Scooter Posted: December 23, 2018

      Excellent idea, Suzanne. After you stop in for a photo of Timbuktu as long as you’re in the neighborhood.

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: December 22, 2018

    Oh yeah, call that a ‘retaining wall’ instead of a ‘barrier’ and you’re in! I’ve missed so much of your Europe trip, but I’m caught up in Taiwan. What a fantastic way to round out the year 🙂

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: December 23, 2018

      Doesn’t look like it’s retaining anything to me, so technically not a wall or am I a hard marker?

      • By: Scooter Posted: December 23, 2018

        How about that Bike Friday? Without that wall retaining it, it would tumble right into a volcano.

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