One of the most stunning places I’ve traveled was Taroko Gorge in Taiwan. When I saw the photo LadyExpat posted to Gadling’s photo pool on December 31, I thought, “Yes! I know that place. I’ve walked along that very trail to this very shrine. As LadyExpat notes, it was built to honor the people who died building the highway through these mountains. She picked the perfect time to go here. The photo was taken December 24. This time of year in Taiwan, you won’t drip sweat hoofing it up the trails like I did in August the year I went.
If you have your own stunning shot, post it at Gadling’s Photo Pool on Flickr. We’re so excited when we see such finery and yours might be posted with our gushing praise.