Photos by MJ Klein
Hui-chen and I have been very busy traveling lately. We’ve been in Kaohsiung (to name one place) and I took some shots from a 12th floor window. It’s been awhile since I posted some city shots and these in particular are interesting because of the altitude. So, here goes:
These are some examples of outdoor spaces on typical Taiwanese homes:
These places have little to no outdoor space. In case of the corrugated roofing, the owner has covered up a flat open roof. Taiwanese people whom I have asked have told me that they prefer covered spaces. One of the difficult things about home shopping in Taiwan (for me) is finding a place that isn’t all covered over and locked up like a jail.
Note the water tanks. Pumps run slowly on long duty cycles pumping water into the roof top tanks to create water pressure.
What can happen is that you find yourself with the only open roof space and blocked in by the neighbor’s crappy construction. I don’t get it, but there are literally tens of thousands of these green corrugated sheet metal buildings and additions all over the country.