[ 平溪線 ] Jingtong Palace: Tempo Lento 3/4


[ 洞房花燭夜 ]
… 很像吧? 不過不是啦~! 這可是日據時代達官貴人才能來 hang out 的菁桐太子賓館 (原名:石底俱樂部).
我們很悠閒的在這晃了一下午, 實在是個很讚的外拍景點! 😀

This club for the upper class back in the Japanese occupation period is among one of the few that are actually open to the public nowadays. This “Palace” was built in 1939 and much of what remains now are pretty much from its old days. You could easily spend a whole afternoon here, just going from room to room and taking in all the details of this palace and the different themes and sceneries. We had so much fun “directing” each other to pose in certain ways for cameras and had our relaxing afternoon tea/dinner in this small palace. You could basically sit…


where you could find a place to sit. That includes the place you see in the above photo.


The wall surrounding the palace. As you can see, it definitely looks more Japanese than Chinese.


[ 殞落的願望 ]
We were walking behind the palace (outside the walls) and saw a fallen sky lantern that wasn’t thoroughly burnt. So I guess whatever those people wish for probably won’t come true then? :p


The outer wall of the palace and the dark roof tiles.

Introduction to the Palace outside of the palace grounds. The entrance fee is 150 NTD.

A small tea/coffee place in the garden of the palace.


The whole house is built with hinoki (wood) from Mt. Alishan (阿里山檜木).


The western style room facing the path leading from the main front gate to the entrance of the house.


The same place as the one shown in the first photo.


Viewing one of the few display rooms that visitors are not allowed to sit in.

The “hallways” in the palace are full of different kinds of chairs and small tea tables for visitors to rest. You don’t necessarily come in here to look at some particular antique or item but to experience what it’d be like to dine here or have some social gatherings just like what people had in the older days.

I think this could’ve looked nicer if I had more light. haha.


Inside the display room.

Inside one of the larger Japanese style rooms.
A lot of the corners in this palace are quite photogenic. I think they’re great spots for doing photo-shooting, commercials or MVs. haha

Me posing for sunshine! haha.
Photo credit: WZM.


This is a tiny table!
Photo credit: WZM.

Photo SET:

More posings and fun stuff with cameras (others not to be disclosed.. haha)
Photo credit: WZM.

 

We sat on the tatami floor and this is what we could see outside from where we were sitting.


Our afternoon snack/dinner. There were not a lot of variations and the food was not particularly good but I think the ambience was superb! The entrance fee into the palace included a simpleafternoon tea wth a small plate of sweets.

When we walked out of the palace, the sky was getting dark. But when we saw tiny red, glowing lanterns flying out from the distance, we all got pretty excited! The glowing dots in the photo are the ascending lanterns.

Related Posts:
1. Sky Lantern – The Old Railway Romance of Jingtong 1/4
2. Sky Lantern – Memories of Yesterdays 2/4
3. Sky Lantern – Jingtong Palace: Tempo Lento 3/4
4. Sky Lantern – Launchings for the New Year 4/4

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