Tainan is a city the colour of old things. It is the oldest city in the country, and is still home to many vestiges of Taiwan’s past, including the Japanese Occupation.

We often think faded when we think old, but as I roamed the city I found that old sometimes means bold, bright, and hardy.
I loved the way the old stood in this city.

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Photos in order:

1  -台南老街 – Old residential alleyways
2 – 觀夕平台 -Sunset viewing platform
3 – 懷舊玩具  – Tinker Toy Vintage stall
4 – 台南老房  -Old residential houses
5 – 延平街 店 -Shop on YanPing St.
6 – 延平街頭  – Shop near YanPing St.
7 – 林百貨頂樓 – Top Floor at the Old Hayashi Department Store

Posted by:jasmine

Jasmine is an editor, poet, and community arts organizer. She comes to poetry by way of Chinese music. This blog is a mapping of ways.

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