I’ve been uploading vacation pictures to WikiMedia since 2015. I call some of my vacations Wiki Vacations, because I go to places with an explicit intent of taking pictures, processing them afterwards, and then uploading them to WikiMedia, for use on Wikipedia articles. I don’t actually know how other Wikipedians refer to this mode of vacation. But I do know the official definition of WikiBreak, nicknamed Wikivacation, means almost the opposite.
Regardless of the terminology, I do find the experience rewarding. As reported earlier in Some of my Most Popular Pictures, time spent getting good, useful pictures for Wikipedia is more than made up by seeing some of these pictures widely distributed online, with or without credits. Here I posted a few of my favorite Wiki Vacation pictures. Not all of them are well appreciated though. But it doesn’t matter. At the end of the day, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
This is from the same place a few moments later.
And this picture ended up serving as the banner picture for this very same website.
Formosa Express, a five-star tourist train, races sedans running alongside it on highway in Ji’an Township.
A picturesque roadside cemetery with the Central Mountain Range in the background.
Same place, but slightly different perspective. Look at those two crazy dudes in the background.
Maybe I can better explain it by showing the same scene from yet another perspective.
Two seconds after the above picture, this is what happened to me, standing on a relatively tall rock.
A stray dog at the same place.
Houses built on a hillside.
I took this picture because I thought the background was great.
It is easier to recognize the water buffalo from this angle.
Interesting scene at a night market.
Bicycling for recreation is very popular.