When I was young I always wanted to be able to fly. I would gaze enthusiastically towards the sky and dream that I had Sun Wu-kung’s magical cloud, Aladdin’s flying carpet or Doraemon’s bamboo dragonfly.
City skyscrapers are like modern Towers of Babel, with interlocking high rise buildings an integral part of any urban landscape. We long reach for the sky and constantly search for the highest vantage point. Standing outside these buildings looking up, we imagine the infinite vastness of the sky. Located on Renai Road section four, the Fubon Banking Center has towered over the eastern part of Taipei City for 15 years. Its bright blue curtain wall reflects the hustle and bustle, prosperity, beauty and sorrow of metropolitan Taipei.
This is a landmark venue for the annual “Very Fun Park” exhibition. This year the art group “FriendsWithYou” from Miami, Florida, being with them “magic, good luck and friendship”. Brilliantly multicolored flowers, bright colors, and a cute amusing view appear on the horizon, forcing us to look upwards, where we discover that the cloud at which we are staring is smiling back at us. The experience is like returning to the hopes and aspirations of childhood. As we stand with “FriendsWithYou” staring upwards in the city we find ourselves smiling and all of a sudden we rediscover the beauty of life.
find ourselves smiling and all of a sudden we rediscover the beauty of life.
Very Fun Park Tips: The best viewpoint is the intersection of Xingyi and Anhe Road.