This was taken quite a while ago during a trip to “Lukang,”, or 鹿港, an old town further south in Taiwan that was once an important harbor. Apparently, this cart is from the nearby Presbyterian Church, and I forgot about this picture as I was getting other shots posted and moving along.
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This post is a mix of Jiufen, Hsinchu, Taipei, and Lukang. The main thing that these all have in common is my black and white processing. While digital just doesn’t have the same feel as film, it is fun to play with B/W when the situation calls for it.
Above: Taipei Main Station. This is a cliche’d composition, but it always seems to work well.
Above left: Hsinchu scooters – more cliches today. At right is a famous alley in Lukang.
“Old Hsinchu” near the City God Temple.
Above left: Lukang Mazu temple. On the right is some detail from a temple’s wall in Lukang – I think this was at Longshan temple in the city.
Lukang, or 鹿港, literally means “deer harbor.” It’s a small town just west of Changhua City (彰化市) which was once known for the trade of deer furs and other trade goods, being situated at a point in Taiwan very close to the Chinese mainland. At one point, it was the second-largest city in Taiwan, just after Tainan.
One of the city’s features is an “old town” consisting of brick buildings dating from hundreds of years ago. Mixed into this are countless temples which have seen new life as Taiwanese tourists visit the city.
These are assorted shots from those temples – the biggest being Mazu and Longshan Temples.