Though I want more than anything to record all the beautiful scenes in front of my eyes during the trip, sometimes, I wish I didn't take any photo at all. Now it's not that easy for me to put away my camera and live at the moment.
My biggest wish is to represent a place with a picture I draw, but unfortunately, I didn't even take out my journal book or blank postcard on the trip to Northern Ireland.
Thus before leaving, I did my best to bear in mind the beauty I do not want to forget, and these images are the beginning of my journal of the trip to NI.
Bangor, where Shu-hua lives, is a-half-hour train ride from Belfast. Castle Park, which is next to her house, is a green forest. Every day when I walked across it to get to the train station, I was always so pleased by the melodious chirping of birds.
The train passes by the little towns along the sea. I haven't been so close to the ocean for a long time...
When I visited the Giant's Causeway, I was reminded of Taiwan in every way.
What I found hardest to part with was the night sky of Bangor, which is laden with stars. On my way home, my eyes always looked upwards.
Shu-hua said that it is an anti-climax to travel to Northern Ireland after having seen all the glamor in Paris. I do think this is a good way to end my Easter trips because I am very lucky to have discovered the beauty of Northern Ireland, which is serene but enriching...