Photos by MJ Klein
Blogger Andres and his lovely wife Karen visited us recently, bringing along superbaby Olivia of course. Since they had never been to the Hukou Old Street area before, we decided to show them around.
This is the main drag, and believe it or not, this crowd is light compared to most weekends.
We’re walking past a temple at the far end of the Old Street.
Olivia is quite well behaved. She hardly ever fusses or gets upset.
This shot shows some of the architecture that the Old Street is known for.
Notice the light underneath. Every building has lights and the whole place is lit up at night.
Further towards the west end of the street, it gets a bit less “touristy” as there are regular residences here in addition to the historical residences.
I like the archways between buildings.
This guy was dry-roasting peanuts in a big wok. Naturally I bought a bag of them. They were good!
The Hukou Old street is full of vendors selling anything and everything – with the exception of anything historical or of significance to the location. Here we see bags of sweet potatoes on a piece of carpet on the street. We found some of the vegetables to be quite reasonable here.
This is our parting shot. Taken at 90 degrees to the Old Street, we see no tourists or vendors here at all. Next time I’ll head down this street and show you what it looks like. This is more like the “old Taiwan” that I know and love. This article is geotagged where I took this photo.