This shot was taken during the Double Ninth Parade, which I posted about a few weeks ago. I don’t think I realized how much I liked it until recently looking back at my photos for a recent slideshow I made which included a lot of shots from my first three months here in Taiwan.
The spiked club he is holding is a type of ceremonial weapon. I believe it’s sometimes used as a ceremonial flogging tool as well. All I know is that it looks pretty fierce – even if his is a prop.