The modern city of Kaohsiung has an efficient, high-tech subway system. Recently, Taiwan has put up the high-speed Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Corporation that allows commuters to travel between the major cities of Taipei and Kaohsiung in just 90 minutes. Modern transportation and communications technologies are really amazing, but the real standout in the Kaohsiung subway system is a simple MRT transfer station. As passengers transfer back and forth from the Red Line to Orange Line, they cannot help stopping momentarily to see The Dome of Light inside the Formosa Boulevard Station.
The Dome of Light is an extremely colorful and attractive public art installation consisting of 4,500 individual pieces of colored lead glass. It is the world’s largest domed underground station, which adds a whole new meaning to modern Kaohsiung art and public [Read more…]