Wuri Police Station 烏日警察官吏派出所
Wuri Police Station 烏日警察官吏派出所
Wuri Police Station 烏日警察官吏派出所 is a historic Japanese colonial era building dating back to the early 1930s. Located in Wuri 烏日, Taichung 台中, it was built in a simple, subdued style with more of a nod toward Rationalism than the localized Art Deco or Baroque Revival styles commonly seen in…
Nov 2016
An abandoned installation at the easternmost tip of Taiwan
Gateway To The East
Recently I returned to Cape Santiago 三貂角, the easternmost tip of the island of Taiwan 台灣, once again by way of the Old Caoling Tunnel 舊草嶺隧道. The far eastern shoreline is smothered in broken concrete and derelict industrial facilities, the fading legacy of an aquaculture industry in decline. One such…
Nov 2016
An abandoned house on the edge of urban Hsinchu
An Abandoned House and Community Garden in Hsinchu
Last weekend I visited Hsinchu City 新竹市 and rented a scooter to visit some of the more distant areas from the central train station. Along the way my attention was drawn to this traditional home on the margins of the north side of town. Hsinchu, like most other cities in…
Nov 2016
An abandoned fortification on the Dadu Plateau
Dadu Plateau Anti-Airborne Fortifications 大肚台地反空降堡
Dàdù Plateau 大肚台地 (also known as Dadu Mountain 大肚山) is a geographic feature of great strategic importance to the defense of central Taiwan 台灣. It overlooks the west coastal plain and occupies high ground on the far edge of the Taichung Basin 台中盆地, home to the majority of the population…
Nov 2016
Former Japanese Army Taichung Aerodrome Gun Tower 原日軍臺
Taichung Aerodrome Gun Tower 臺中飛行場機槍堡
Not much remains of the former Taichū Aerodrome 臺中飛行場, a Japanese colonial era airbase originally built in 1911 on the northwestern periphery of central Taichung 台中. The airbase saw a lot of action in World War II and several kamikaze units were stationed there in the final months of the…
Oct 2016
Broken remains of a home in Wuqi
Unfinished Business in Wuqi
I found this half-demolished residential building while slinking through the back alleys of Wuqi 梧棲 last February. I wonder what possessed anyone to only knock down part of the structure, leaving the rest exposed to the elements for some interminable period of time. You’d think the neighbours would complain about…
Oct 2016
Twin theaters abandoned in Zhongli
A Derelict Entertainment Complex in Zhongli
Among the many disused and abandoned movie theaters of Zhongli 中壢 is a massive entertainment complex home to twin cinemas: Qīnqīn Grand Theater 親親大戲院 and Láilái Grand Theater 來來大戲院. Located immediately across from the former Sogo department store in the heart of downtown, it remains unexplored insofar as I know.
Oct 2016
An abandoned farmhouse in Shalu
An Abandoned Courtyard House in Shalu
Last February I went on a productive day trip around Taichung 台中 without any particular destination in mind. After visiting an abandoned anti-airborne fortification on Dadushan and the eerie Wansheng Zizhu Monastery I breezed through Shalu 沙鹿 on the way to Wuqi Old Street 梧棲老街. While making a pitstop at…
Oct 2016
Changhua Railway Village apartment block
On the Edge of the Changhua Railway Village 彰化台鐵宿舍村
Featured here are a handful of photos and some notes from an incomplete exploration of the Changhua Railway Village 彰化台鐵宿舍村 (pinyin: Táitiě Sùshè Cūn) just across the street from the amazing Changhua Roundhouse 彰化扇形車庫 in Changhua City 彰化市. While living there in the winter of 2014–2015 I made several lazy…
Oct 2016
Inside the courtyard at the famous Changhua Confucius Temple
Postcards From Changhua City 2 彰化市明信片
Not long after moving to the capital of Changhua 彰化 in 2014 I published a collection of photographs entitled Postcards from Changhua City. All of the photos in that post were shot in my first few months of residency but I ended up staying for half a year. In that…
Oct 2016