[ 金瓜石 ] Corner with Love

人生最過癮的就是因為它有很多轉角,有的轉角很驚險,有的轉角又充滿驚喜……是驚喜?還是驚險?不走過去,當然就不知道下一個轉角你會遇到什麼。轉角充滿了故事,不管是在人生旅途上,還是擁擠的街頭;也許是你的,也許是我的,因此我喜歡轉角!”  – 轉角遇到愛

“The most exciting part about everyday life is that you may find yourself at a corner from time to time. You never really know what to expect. Sometimes it’s a pleasant surprise; sometimes it might be something else. But there’s one thing for certain – if you don’t keep going, you’ll never find out what’s waiting for you at the next corner. ”

So with this not in mind, we embarked on a journey to a old mining town locked in its old memories and a youthful drama on TVs…


So the plot for Corner with Love goes: A guy who can always make the people around him happy with his cheerfulness sells the traditional Tw nightmarket snack oyster pancake (蚵仔煎) in a restaurant in Shanghai to earn enough money to fly back to Taiwan and meets a spoiled girl from a super wealthy family in Shanghai and hated one another. The girl had everything she wanted in her life (background, $, language skills, musical skills, etc.) and was engaged to a wealthy financee. Then one day everything changed and she was left with nothing. So she had to fly back to Taiwan and seek refuge under her mother’s close friend only to find out she has to live under the same house as the guy she hated when she were in Shanghai…. & of course things changed after.


The four houses that were reconstructed based on the original houses built during the Japanese occupation era for the senior personel of the Japanese gold-mining corporation.

 

It’s now called “Living Art Experience Workshop”.  No. 69 was the house of the main male character 秦朗 in the drama.


Living room.


The typical kitchen in these houses from the Japanese occupation era.

 

The street near the four houses. We were on our way to the museum. The streets are full of small shops selling souvenir.


The “nightmarket” in the drama where the main male character sells the popular and famous oyster snack with his grandmother in the evening.


A special “bento” (lunch box) that’s suppose to be like the ones miners ate in the old days when they were on their break. This “bento” experience now costs you NT 190, which is about 2 to 3 times higher than our normal daily lunch box expense!


Elaborate beauty is not true beauty in Asian aesthetic philosophy. Simple and spiritual warmth is much more admired.


This is the Prince’s Hall. It was built to welcome the Japanese prince’s arrival. But the prince never came.


Sitting in the hall during the right season, you should be able to see the white flowers falling like snow flakes from the windows. It’s suppose to create a sense of melancholy and make you reflect and contemplate upon your life.


The rich and wealthy from the Japanese occupation period loves golf and so they built these mini concrete golf course for this especially rainy hilltop residence.


You wouldn’t think this is Taiwan unless I tell you because this feels too much like Japan. But Japanese culture, undeniably, left traces of its colonial histrory on Taiwanese landscape and this is paritally what makes Taiwan so diverse and unique.


Remains of a old fire hydrant in the old mining town that was once known as Kinkaseki (金瓜石).

At every corner, you might find somehing new and surprising.

Corner with Love 轉角遇到愛
http://www.comic-ritz.com.tw/coner/index.htm
Other photos on MY FLICKR: http://flickr.com/photos/perladipace/sets/72157608580886661/

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