Photo of the Day: Time-lapse Taipei 101

Long-exposure photo of Taipei 101 with LED screen illuminated in preparation for big New Year's Eve fireworks and light show

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Photo by Adam Woolhether. (Instagram user @adamwoolhether)

Photo by Adam Woolhether. (Instagram user @adamwoolhether)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A long-exposure photograph captured by Adam Woolhether shows a ghost-like trace of vehicles passing beneath Taipei 101 at night as a massive LED screen displays the word "Taipei" in anticipation of the coming New Year's Eve fireworks display and light show, which will take place at Taiwan's tallest tower.

Woolhether is a 29-year-old dual Canadian-American who works in digital marketing and is currently on a 7-month vacation exploring Taiwan. As for his inspiration in taking the photo, Woolhether said, "I wanted to capture an image that exemplifies Taiwan's pride and dignity as a strong and modern nation, symbolized by Taipei 101. The arrow and light-stream indicates Taiwanese peoples' direction towards a prosperous new year."

This year's pyrotechnic extravaganza at Taipei 101 will be the longest in history a six minutes in length and will be complemented by a light displayusing 140,000 LED lights covering the tower's exterior from the 35th floor and going all the way up to the 90th.


Photo by Adam Woolhether. (Instagram user @adamwoolhether)