[Kaohsiung] Taiwan Sugar Museum 台湾糖业博物馆 – Part 2

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The best part of the Taiwan Sugar Museum, for me, is the factory. It made my insides flip, and I am not sure if the sheer massiveness of the machineries or the timelessness of the place was the greater contributing factor.

These are taken using Lucky 100 film. Xy (my travel companion, if you don’t already know) has really interesting ones of the same building on the Lomography Redscale film over at her blog.

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[Kaohsiung] Taiwan Sugar Museum 台湾糖业博物馆 – Part 1

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I’m home from Sydney. I have some thoughts about it but I need to organise them a little first. Speaking of which, I haven’t got down to sorting my pictures from Bangkok (Feb) but they will have to wait until I am done with the last from Sep/Oct’s Taiwan trip. Where had all the time gone?!

On another note, I am rather excited to be (finally) blogging about the Taiwan Sugar Museum that Xy and I visited in Kaohsiung. An old sugar refinery turned museum, it is located near the Ciaotou Sugar Refinery Metro Station.

The ambience within the abandoned confines of this place is amazing. The settings are left mostly intact, as it is, allowing the visitor to feel as if he or she is sharing the same breathing space in the same era as the people working there. It seemed to me that they have only gone home for the day and will return to work tomorrow. The feeling is extremely surreal.

p.s. You can find more pictures of the refinery in xy’s blog.

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[Taipei] Baishawan Beach 白沙湾

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My last day in Taiwan was superb because the girls decided, only the day before, that they would close shop, get a car, and drive down the very next day to Baishawan Beach, one of the places I had wanted to visit but didn’t.

So the 6 of us (mimi the dog included) made the impromptu trip to the beach in the morning, feeling a little sleepy (we are not exactly early risers), but excited. We spent most of the time strolling along the coastline, taking in the sun and breeze, and sinking our toes into warm sand. It was simple and beautiful like that, and I really couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend the last day of my trip. Thank you girls!

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