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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tainan Air Base 1958

I received these photographs from Edmund Weyn who was stationed at Tainan AB back in 1958.  

Scenes from Tainan, more than 50 years ago.

Edmund's off-base rental cottage with bike transportation parked by the gate
Downtown Tainan 1958
 Traffic light.  Anyone recognize the corner?
The street is wide with trees destined to shade the roadway and sidewalks.

Not sure what buildings these are.
My guess, a photo of Edmund for the girl he left behind in the CONUS.

Edmund promised to send more photos, says he has lots of photos from his assignment at Tainan.

3 comments:

新聞老鳥 said...

Photo one

On the left gate pole, there are Chinese characters : 健康路六十七號袁寓

It means : No. 67, Jien Khan Road (Healthy Road), residence of the Yuan family.

The cottage must be belonged to Mr. Yuan.


Wang Chun

新聞老鳥 said...

Photo 2

Two guys are riding old-fashioned Japanese style bicycles toward photographer.

Unlike western style bicycles, this kind of bicycles don't have brake switches on handle bars.

Brakes are in the pedals. When rider pedals backward, brakes work and bicycle stops.

Quite tricky, isn't it?

Wang Chun

Clark Shih said...

These photos are very precious, let us know the streetscape of the Tainan City 50 years ago, thanks!