6/18/2012

Wanhua Storage


Wanhua Storage, originally uploaded by Patrick Cowsill.
A Tree overgrows the back sheds of an old military complex in Wanhua 萬化的 Youth Park (青年公園), Taiwan. During the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945), the park along with neighboring Nanjichang Market (南機場), which means South Airport Market, was the site of Taipei's airport. I grabbed this shot last Friday night on my iPhone, on my way to said market. 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The pic. reminds me anka wat cambodia.
ChoSan

Patrick Cowsill said...

That's what it reminded me of too: http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrick_cowsill/254248142/

John Scott said...

So that was the civilian airport, before SongShan?

I've seen aerial photos of that airstrip at today's Youth Park, but I hadn't realized that there were still military structures left from that time. Were they built during the Japanese colonial period? Or did the ROC military use that strip, too?

Patrick Cowsill said...

"Were they built during the Japanese colonial period? Or did the ROC military use that strip, too?"

Yes, the Japanese built them. I think the ROC used them as well (for five years as Songshan didn't go into full use until 1950). There are some barracks in Youth Park; I guess the ROC had a lookout on the grounds. I took the shot out back of it.