This estate is located in a rural area outside Kaohsiung. We were invited to have tea here with the Mayor of Kaohsiung. He led us on a tour to a school that educated Aborigine children.
It surprised me that there were still Aborigines living in the interior mountains where no one dared enter.
Let's move into the city of Kaohsiung to see some street scenes from 1954...
Street scene in Kaohsiung, lined with shops and full of shoppers. September 1954.
This is another street scene in Kaohsiung. I was meandering around town snapping pictures here and there I have no recollection of exactly where this was taken. (1954)
Ox carts such as this were common sights in Taiwan in 1954.
Another 1954 Kaohsiung street scene.
The roof top of this building hosted the Officers' Club, which was used by the US Navy and US Army MAAG troops stationed in the area.
The second and third floors were NCO and enlisted personnel clubs.
This photo taken next door to the Officer’s Club located on the roof.
This is a view from the rooftop Officers' Club in Kaohsiung.Can someone identify those 2 radio towers in the distance. Thank you.
Now we’ll move out of Kaohsiung northward toward Tainan.
We were told that this is the tomb of a king. To us, its design was new and exotic, unlike anything we had seen before, although it did remind us somewhat of the Tiger Balm Pagoda in Hong Kong.
We (USS Tolovana AO-64) are in Kaohsiung supporting four Destroyers.
Some of us took a little sight seeing trip to historical Tainan, the first capital of Taiwan. As we entered a compound of Buddhist monks I saw this guy resting here and snapped off a shot.
I am looking back at the gateway we just came through on our way to look around this monastery.
Courtyard of the monastery we visited in Tainan.
Laundry day at the monastery.
This, we were told, is a monk doing laundry beside a well . . . inside the monastery.
This is a view from a monastery in Tainan, Taiwan showing the rooftops of the clustered houses below and the bay beyond.
A house and yard in Tainan near the monastery we visited.
This pill box was in the yard of a monastery in Tainan. No doubt a left over from Japanese rule, which ended in 1945.
Many more photographs from David Putnam in our next post.
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