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Windows 7 wallpapers include Kaohsiung’s Lotus Lake
打開Windows 7 蓮池潭美景浮現螢幕

Greater Kaohsiung’s famous scenic spot Lotus Lake.
高雄蓮池潭美景。

Photo courtesy of Kaohsiung City Government
照片由高雄市政府觀光局提供

Lotus Lake, one of Greater Kaohsiung’s famous scenic spots, has been selected as one of the desktop backgrounds of the Windows 7 operations system, giving it a place on the international stage.

The Greater Kaohsiung Government’s Tourism Bureau says that designers of the Windows 7 operations system have picked famous places from 17 countries for its wallpapers, including Taiwan, Japan, France, Germany, South Africa, Brazil, Italy, Spain and so on. Six places in Taiwan have been selected as desktop backgrounds, namely Lotus Lake, Turtle Island in Yilan County, Taroko Gorge in Hualien County, paddy fields in Taitung County’s Chihshang Township, Laomei Park at Taiwan’s northernmost point Cape Fuguei in New Taipei City, and Hehuanshan in Nantou County.

Officials say that people anywhere in the world can download the wallpapers, which may help attract more international tourists to visit Greater Kaohsiung.

With the Lunar New Year approaching in just a few days, Tourism Bureau Director-General Chen Sheng-shan says that people visiting Kaohsiung during the Lunar New Year holiday should not miss the 2012 Kaohsiung Lantern Festival, which will be held simultaneously in Cishan and Gangshan Districts and along Love River for 11 days starting next Friday. The activities will include spectacular fireworks displays and fountain light shows, giving visitors a great opportunity to experience the city’s charms.

Chen says that Lotus Lake, formerly known as Lotus Flower Lake, has been a famous scenic spot since the Qing Dynasty, when it was described as “a lake capturing the scent of lotus flowers.” The area has abundant human and architectural cultural assets, with an authentic veterans’ village next to the lake and plenty of places to eat good food.

(LIBERTY TIMES, TRANSLATED BY LIN YA-TI)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. pick v.

選擇 (xuan3 ze2)

例: The DJ picked Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive to liven up the party because people love to sing along with it.

(因人們喜歡跟著葛洛莉亞‧蓋諾的歌曲《我會活下去》一起唱,所以DJ選該曲來炒熱派對氣氛。)

2. abundant t/ adj.

豐富的 (feng1 fu4 de5)

例: There are abundant reasons for not smoking; avoiding lung cancer is just one of them.

(不吸菸的好處一籮筐,而避免罹患肺癌只是其中之一。)

3. authentic adj.

道地的 (dao4 di4 de5)

例: You can’t expect to find authentic Mexican food in this city because the proper ingredients are not available.

(因為城市內沒有適合的食材,所以你無法期待在城內找到道地的墨西哥菜。)


高雄蓮池潭美景躍上國際平台,入選為Windows 7作業系統風景名勝桌布。

高雄市政府觀光局表示,Windows 7作業系統挑選十七個國家具有代表性之風景桌布,包括台灣、日本、法國、德國、南非、巴西、義大利、西班牙等,台灣有高雄蓮池潭、宜蘭龜山島、花蓮太魯閣、台東池上水稻田、台灣東北角的新北市老梅公園及南投合歡山等六處景點。

官員表示世界各地民眾皆能下載桌布,吸引國際旅客來高雄旅遊。

在過幾天就要過年,觀光局長陳盛山表示,過年來高雄,遊客不能錯過下週五起一連十一天舉行的二○一二高雄燈會藝術節,今年首次三地同時舉辦,串聯旗山、岡山與愛河,精彩煙火與水舞燈光秀,是體驗高雄在地文化魅力的最好機會。

陳盛山說,蓮池潭原名蓮花潭,清朝時即以「泮水荷香」美景聞名,擁有豐富的人文及建築等文化資產,潭旁有道地的眷村文化及美食。

(自由時報記者黃旭磊)

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