Photographers disappointed by sun alignment that didn't show

Taipei, Nov. 12 (CNA) A large crowd of up to 1,000 photographers were disappointed by the rain as they waited for a setting sun alignment that never showed on a busy road in Kaohsiung on Sunday.The setting sun that was supposed to align with the city's Cingnian Road twice a year, on the first day of Chinese New Year and around Nov. 12, is said to resemble the Manhattanhenge, an event during which the sun, either rising or setting, is aligned with the streets in New York's Manhattan. The horde of photographers and reporters were hoping to photograph the alignment at a photography event organized by the city's tourism bureau which took them to the inner lanes on Cingnian Road where it meets with Minquan Road and Guanghua Road that were partly closed off for the occasion.At the scene a person said, "What a pity, I came all the way from Nanzih District here but saw nothing," while another cried into the sky: "My beautiful dream of shooting the sun alignment has just vanished like bubbles!"However, not everybody was disappointed. One person who did not see the alignment said, "I just came to look at all the reporters". Tseng Tzu-wen, Kaohsiung's tourism bureau chief, who was present at the event, invited the photographers to come back again next year between Jan. 28-30.