Old Pictures of Taipei

My bad, it’s 1871.

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Just caught this guy who went around the world by bike in 1977-1977.
He landed in and travelled around Taiwan.

Link below is the beginning of 13 webpages of his travels around Taiwan.
Lots of prices for references.
Taroko Gorge road looks like not even paved or at least lots of pot-holes. Crazy beard.

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Cool! That’s a great story too. Pre-AC Taiwan.

It’s amazing that some of those pictures really could be replicated today.

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So sad… look at that beautiful South gate… KMT disfigured a historic monument just so that the building would fit into their Northern China mentality.

Sadder is the West Gate, which the Japanese tore down. Now only the North Gate retains its original beauty. It’s ironic that the North Gate was spared the facelift because it was scheduled to be torn down to make way for an elevated road. Fortunately scholars petitioned to save it before construction began.

That’s actually the East Gate. You can see the presidential office building and the Taipei Guest House in the background at 0:23.

Taiwan 1965-67
Taiwan 1965-67 by Alan Campbell, on Flickr

Taiwan 1965-67 by Alan Campbell, on Flickr
Taiwan 1965-67 by Alan Campbell, on Flickr
Taiwan 1965-67 by Alan Campbell, on Flickr
Taiwan 1965-67 by Alan Campbell, on Flickr
Taiwan 1965-67 by Alan Campbell, on Flickr
Taiwan 1965-67 by Alan Campbell, on Flickr

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It’s kinda funny you say that.

This video of people taking the MRT in 1996 has this hilarious comment.

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Just finished watching the video. Weirdest thing is, I’ve noticed Taipei’s streetscape hasn’t changed in 20 years.

As true as ever.

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Really wish we knew what these are pictures of.

After doing my taxes at the tax office near Beimen, I visited the new National Center of Photography and Images on Zhongxiao West Road today. Love how they restored that ugly office building back to it’s colonial time appearance, complete with tower on top. Overall, I think they are doing an outstanding job restoring all these heritage buildings around Taipei Main Station. Inside they have a few exhibitions, one permanent, telling the story of the building, and a few others, showing lots of historic photographs. If you like old photos you might want to go there and have a look. Free entry.

today

four years ago

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Taiwan 1965-67 by Alan Campbell, on Flickr

Taiwan 1965-67 by Alan Campbell, on Flickr

Taiwan 1965-67 by Alan Campbell, on Flickr

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It’s the old Chunghua market. Probably somewhere around here today.

It was built in 1961, close to Nishi Hongan-ji .
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Unfortunately, Nishi Hongan-ji burnt to the ground in 1975.


Used to look like this in the 80s.

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Definitely typhoon-proof, the thingies on the rooftop…

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Japanese Occupation Period
Tour around Taiwan

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I don’t recall those from my memories of the market’s last years, maybe someone thought better of it.

The giant Nationals sign was etched into my childhood memory of Taipei.

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