The August Break 2014 #19 – Black + White

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Picture from a day
I continue to reminisce about.

View all The August Break 2014 posts here.

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Apr holiday break – school days

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I was strolling along the streets of Taichung one afternoon when the sound of laughter from a school field caught my attention. The scene reminded me of my old school day, and it put a smile on my face. We had a field like that too. But we did not take our physical education lessons seriously and sent our teacher into a rage once too often.

We were rebellious, but those were the days of adolescence and our lives laid ahead of us.

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TAICHUNG | Rainbow Village 彩虹卷村 – Part 2

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Nowadays, I know better than to shoot with Lucky film under bright sunlight. After all, the film seems to work better for me indoors.

These were taken before I realised that. Many of the photos turned out less vibrant than I had expected, but I guess it’s not such a big deal since you can probably still tell how colourful the Rainbow Village is..

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TAICHUNG| Rainbow Village 彩虹卷村 – Part 1

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The Rainbow Village (彩虹卷村) was built in the 1940s -1950s to house soldiers and their families. As time went by, it slowly became a permanent dwelling for its settlers. One of the veterans there, 87-year-old Huang Yung Fu, turned the village into a giant piece of artwork in recent years by covering the walls and ground with his drawings. This has, in a way, prevented the demolition of the village and it is now preserved as a unique cultural asset.

I’ve been wanting to check out the Rainbow Village ever since I learnt about it some time back. The perfect opportunity presented itself when I made a trip to Taichung last Sep. Although the village was smaller than I’d expected, it was still quite a sight. I even managed to catch a wedding shoot in action!

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[Taichung] For Farm Burger 田乐

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I will be heading to Sydney in 24 hours (whee!), and have scheduled a couple of short posts to reduce my backlog, starting tonight. In the meanwhile, here is a post on a burger joint I visited in Taichung.

For Farm Burger is an eatery which promises to serve up burgers prepared only with naturally-grown ingredients. Its premises have been converted from an old Taiwanese house, and it retains quite a fair bit of old charm through the use of vintage furniture. It was dark when I arrived, and it was very fortunate that I managed these photos before the light was completely gone.

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TAICHUNG | Around the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts 美术馆区

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These were taken along Meicun road which leads to the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. There are lots of restaurants along this stretch so you’ll never have to worry about food options. I didn’t have much luck at the museum though. It was preparing for the Taiwan Biennial so there wasn’t much going on when I was there.

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