I saw this building below while cycling around Tainan. It looks quite old, possibly Japanese-era based on the architecture. I like how it's surrounded by plants, making it seems like the plants and wood building all just sprouted up together from this one spot.
As you can see below, the buildings around it are all much newer, office buildings. This house is the only remaining clue to what the whole neighborhood perhaps looked like at one time.
Do you remember this? It's the Chun family shrine. A friend was visiting from Taipei, so I went here again in order to show it to my friend.
I didn't get any photos of this last time, but there was this neat, wooden piece of furniture with elaborate carvings on it in the shrine. The figure below looks like a Tengu:
Here's an old guy on a horse with a sword:
There was also a set of fancifully designed spears.
A dragon barfing up a sword with a face on it what?
This movie theater still uses hand-drawn posters for advertising.
There was a guy drawing them just across the street. He wasn't done with this one yet.
Stone lions are commonly seen guarding the entrances to temples in Taiwan, but this temple was a first for me; the deified god is a stone lion!
It's strange seeing a stone lion front and center like this in a temple.