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Jul 2017
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Hsin Kang Theater 新港戲院

Hsin Kang Theater 新港戲院 is located in the small town of Xingang, Chiayi 嘉義, not far from the famous Fengtian Temple 奉天宮. Multiple sources agree it went out of business…
Jul 2017

Lize Theater 利澤戲院

The obscure Lize Theater 利澤戲院 is located in the village of Lizejian 利澤簡 in Wujie, a rural township just east of Luodong 羅東 in Yilan, Taiwan 台灣. Built in 1964,…
May 2017

Wanshou Road Residential Ruins 萬壽路廢棄社區

Taiwan 台灣 is riddled with failed construction projects, monuments to avarice, incompetence, and bureaucracy. Building defects, mismanagement, and land ownership disputes are common causes, but legal battles, limited funding for…
May 2017

Binh Tay Market

This week I am visiting Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on another visa run from Taiwan 台灣. Six months ago I visited Hanoi and enjoyed my time there—check out this…
May 2017
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Ershui Assembly Hall 二水公會堂

Ershui Assembly Hall 二水公會堂 is located in Ershui 二水, a small town at the very southern edge of Changhua 彰化, on the border with both Yunlin 雲林 (to the south)…
Apr 2017

Linkou Lightning Building 林口閃電大樓

The Linkou Lightning Building 林口閃電大樓 is an infamous ruin not far from the newly-opened Taoyuan Airport MRT line in Linkou 林口, recently named the fastest-growing district in Xinbei. It is…
Apr 2017

Dong’an Theater 東安戲院

Recently I added yet another theater to my growing catalogue of old school cinemas in Taiwan 台灣: the derelict Dong’an Grand Theater 東安大戲院 in East Tainan 台南市東區. This theater opened…
Apr 2017

Zhongwai Department Store 中外百貨

Today I went to investigate reports of an abandoned building on the edge of Ximending 西門町, a busy commercial district in central Taipei 台北. It is fairly well-known due to…
Mar 2017
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Yuanlin Hospital 員林醫院

Despite having spent a lot of time in Yuanlin 員林, a mid-sized city in central Changhua 彰化, Taiwan 台灣, I have only recently begun to explore some of its more…
Mar 2017

Inside the Decaying Courtyard

Yesterday I followed a lead to Lanzhou Public Housing 蘭州國宅, a KMT authoritarian era project in central Datong District 大同區, Taipei 台北. It is similar to Nanjichang Community 南機場社區, a…