9/17/2006

Fort Domingo, Tamshui, Taiwan


















The Spanish built this fort in Tamshui in 1626, where they remained until 1643. Illnesses, financial losses (the Spanish had been hoping to open up better trade routes to Japan and China) and attacks from the Dutch brought Spanish operations to an end. Toward the end of the 19th Century, the British Consul lived in a residence about 50 meters east. Situated on a hill at the mouth of the Tamshui River, the site has a pretty good view.

1 comment:

Winnie Cheng said...

Do you have a picture of the British consulate/consul? I was wondering what his name was again? It seems to me that he was working on romanizing Chinese at one time. Is that it?