The Annual Explosion of Color in Autumn 秋葉啊秋葉！你為什麼這麼紅？ OCT.5,2020/Bruce E. Bagnell
The island of Taiwan has a great variety of climatic zones for a relatively small place. The northern half of the island is semi-tropical, while the southern half is tropical. If that isn't exciting enough for you, simply head into the Central Mountain Range?. Here you will find a temperate climate that is similar to what you'd find in most of Japan, the northern United States, and northern Europe. A feature of temperate climates is the change from autumn to winter, when foliage? on trees changes color before falling to the ground. This transition is one of Mother Nature's most stunning? spectacles.
In Taipei this month, the city will host its fifth annual▼ "Nuit Blanche" arts festival. This "dusk▼-to-dawn" festival featuring artistic light displays and entertainment lasts only a single night. "Nuit Blanche" is French for "night of white." The name describes the bright lighting arrangements that light up the city streets. The tradition began in Paris, France, in 2002 and since then, it has spread to other cities the world over. Taipei held its first "Nuit Blanche" in 2016 with the help of the French Office in Taipei.