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《阿兵哥 – 軍旅記憶》攝影展 (Facebook) 文化總會
★分享導覽開幕茶會：9月8日 星期六 14:00 (missed it!)
A Soldier’s Memoir Photograph Exhibition (Facebook)
Sept. 4 ~ October 14 at The General Assembly of Chinese Culture
Tuesday thru’ Sunday 10~5pm.
Soldier (阿兵哥—軍旅記憶) is Taiwan’s first photography show about military life as told from the perspective of the soldier. The group show offers a glimpse into the daily life of Taiwanese military… http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/archives/2018/09/07/2003699940
“Jazz music flowed from phonographs. The well-to-do, dressed in Western-style clothing, sat in cafes discussing topics related to democracy and freedom. The Yongle Market bustled with crowds and the shouts of peddlers selling produce. Children just out of school for the day devoured bowls of noodles at food stalls. On buses, people pulled a cord twice to ring a bell and the ticket taker gently asked the driver to make a stop.
Shops selling teas and traditional Chinese herbs are commonplace in present-day Dadaocheng. However, a century ago, there were hair salons and clothing boutiques considered modern and fashionable for the time. Stores selling various sundries and live theaters also lined the streets. Although modern life has taken root in Dadaocheng, the spirit of Taiwan’s history and the local culture live on.
In 2018, the Yongle Market Plaza is transformed into the Time Machine Theater, which re-creates scenes from that era. Bring your roaring 20s spirit and dress up in costumes reminiscent of that era, as you get ready to travel back in time to Dadaocheng’s heyday!”
Photowalkers will be organizing a Photowalk to coincide with, that may draw upon and be inspired by, this costume parade: Obviously the date is 10/14 but the meet up is undecided! Find out on the Photowalkers Group:
Inviting Photowalkers to attend the next Photowalk on October 14th at Beimen MRT Station, where we’ll be participating in the 1920’s Costume Parade from Beimen to Yongle Market Plaza.
“In 2018, the Yongle Market Plaza is transformed into the Time Machine Theater, which re-creates scenes from that era. Bring your roaring 20s spirit and dress up in costumes reminiscent of that era, as you get ready to travel back in time to Dadaocheng’s heyday!”
Photowalkers will be organizing a Photowalk to coincide with, that may draw upon and be inspired by, this costume parade: Obviously the date is 10/14 but the final details are still undecided! Keep uptodate on the Photowalkers Group:
Take the MRT to the Taipei Station. The meet up point is Exit #4 at the West Side of Taipei Main Station (not the MRT Station) at 1:00pm~1:15pm. We’re walking to Beimen from there, it’s not far!
It’s pretty much decided by the Parade, but feel free to explore alleys and sidewalks off the main parade direction! Our basic route is expected to be:
The calendar of events continues into the early evening with shows and performances. While they may be interesting or enjoyable to watch, as Photowalkers, we will probably not want to waste the great weather sitting on our “derrieres”.
We’re expecting to add on some stops, but at this time discussions are ongoing.
You can return to your origination via MRT. Dadaocheng is conveniently located between Beimen MRT Station on the Green Line, and Shuanglien MRT Station on the Red Line. You can even walk as far as MinChuan West Road MRT Station on the Red/Orange Lines.
This is not a difficult walk, but precautions for rain, heat, & sun are suggested. Shoes need to be comfortable. There’s should be a convenience store stop for essentials (like water, sustenance, and – if necessary – some ice cream). However, it’s expected to be crowded, so photography may be difficult. In crowds, always keep track of your wallet and handbags; pickpockets are rare here, but they do exist.
October weather shouldn’t be too hot, but there is a risk of rain and thunderstorms. Come prepared. In the event of a Typhoon, the walk will be canceled. We will not reschedule this walk, unless we have a reschedule date for the Parade.
Routes, times & dates may be revised; please keep uptodate with changes as notified in the Event Page. I hope you can come; be nice to see y’all!
September 2nd 2018 4pm ~ 6pm is the Opening! The exhbition runs until October 6th.