Located at the mid-section of Love River, “Vibrant Lives” crosses over Love River, right next to the Kaohsiung City Museum of Hakka Culture on Tong-meng 2nd Road and connects to “Nong” 21 in Gushan District. The bridge, built by Sewerage Systems Office Public Works Bureau in January 2005, stores unique space only seen in big artwork displayed outdoors. The appearance of this art bridge is designed by Professor Chen Ming-hui, Art Department of Kaohsiung Normal University. It locates in Aozidi, the biggest Hakka tribe of early Kaohsiung. The residents lived by water and fed on agriculture, and the ecological lives in fields ridges were various, proven by the cry of insects and birds. Live Rivers flows through, forming lives vibrant in local ecological structure. Chen Ming-hui used the concept of old Kaohsiung farming villages, transforming rivers, leaves, insects into artistic culture with topographic aesthetics to complete the design of the bridge named “Vibrant Lives.”
Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.Text by Steve Smith.