Highways in Taipei, Taiwan
To the infinite and back. Infinity Day
The so-called 'Infinity Highway' in Taipei seen here was designed to resemble the symbol of infinity—the concept of something without ends or limits—which coincidentally resembles the number 8 rotated 90 degrees. Established by a New York-based philosopher and writer, Jean-Pierre Ady Fenyo in 1987, the Universal & International Infinity Day is held on August 8, the eighth day of the eighth month of each year. Infinity Day celebrates freedom of thinking in its various forms, from philosophy through the arts and sciences to the infinite.
Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, was founded in the 18th century as part of the Republic of China. The city might seem remote due to its location at the northern tip of the island, but Taipei's industrial activity encouraged the construction of impressive highways and public transport systems. Luckily, the green areas and nature preserves are equally remarkable, creating an extraordinary aerial view of the parks and roads in surprising shapes.