I take a lot of photos of abandoned places, enough that you may think I would be immune to them by now. But every now and then we discover a place that amazes and excites me. We came across a factory, its original purpose unclear. Now it was a graveyard of brick and glass and [...]
When we venture into abandoned places we normally have to do battle with various elements: blood thirsty mosquitoes, overgrown flora and a lot of broken glass. However one thing I’ve never had to contend with is a human enemy. When we happened upon an abandoned alcohol and tobacco factory in Dali we rushed inside cameras [...]
I still remember my first time. I was a little nervous and afraid but my boyfriend assured me it would be fine. The area had been neglected for a long time and now was the time to discover it. With cameras at the ready we embarked on a journey of exploration. We had to hack [...]
After three weeks away in Europe there was no denying I was homesick, for Taiwan. Back on Formosa I was reminded why. Within a month I had taken a weekend trip to Kenting, been treated to a work trip to Shao Liou Chao and found another abandoned house up in the hills of Tunghai. No [...]
Kyle had heard of a painted village from a workmate so the day after Christmas we headed to the edge of the city and along the way found some old houses and a lone man with a couch, his hand and a magazine. Just your regular Taiwan boxing day!
An ode to the streets of my first Taiwan home, Changhua. She may not be the cleanest or prettiest of the bunch but she still managed to capture my eye.
As though amusement parks left to their own devices and entire malls out of business weren’t enough, hidden in the Da Ken wilderness is an entire eerie, overgrown village. Rumours abound of ex carnies and ghostly inhabitants so we decided to venture there ourselves and see what we could find. And we weren’t disappointed….
What do I like to do with my weekends? Jump on my scooter and find something abandoned. Be it old breweries at midnight or factories hidden on buy roadsides, something old and decrepit is always waiting around the corner in Taiwan.
Scattered throughout Taiwan like lost and never found are countless abandoned sites. Times Square an abandoned mall near Dunghai University is one of these past relics. I spent the day dodging alien like intestinal tubes, dog corpses and collapsing walls. See what I uncovered below.
Left for dead halfway up Mt Bagua is the Pei Yuan Elementary school. Since its demise its changed hands more times than a 10NT coin and still sits waiting for its saviour. Its now become a haven for dusty desks, graffiti artists and bird corpses. Check out the gallery below!
The earthquake of 9/21 left parts of Daken a ghost town. Superstitious Taiwanese were unwilling to take their chances with land that had been damaged by it. Left in the wake of the quake was a small Amusement Park that sits at the bottom of the mountains. The rides have been left to break down [...]
A drive is often all it takes to find something worth photographing in Taiwan. A friend had pointed this out to me one day and after further investigation one realises looks can most definitely be deceiving. What appeared to be a rather small and decrepit brick building from the front revealed itself to be a [...]