Taipei Air Station - 1966 - - - " What you have in the end are memories"......... Photo Courtesy of Richard Reesh.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Taipei to Keelung along the Northern Coast Highway - 1962/1963

More photographs from Ben Hilmes, taken during a road trip to Keelung.  

Ben was assigned to Shu Linkou Air Station during 1962-1963.


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 The northern coast has changed during the past 50 years since these photographs were taken.

The building on the left, in the photo above, still stands just across the street from the Keelung Railroad Station.  Some things never change......

Your Comments are always welcomed.  Can you point out the location of any of these photographs?

More photos from Ben Hilmes will be posted soon.






11 comments:

titojohn said...

In the last picture, the ship appears to be the ROCS HSIENG YANG (DD-16,) the former USS RODMAN (DD-456.) The ship was transferred from the United States to Taiwan sometime in 1955.

新聞老鳥 said...

"The building on the left, in the photo above, still stands just across the street from the Keelung Railroad Station"

That's customs office building.(基隆關辦公大樓)


Wang Chun

新聞老鳥 said...

Photo 22

We can see five white tower-like stuffs erected on five different buildings with one Chinese character written on each of them.

from righ to left,

First character「陸」,means「land」

Second character「滅」,means「annhilate, or eradicate, or destroy, or wipe out」

Third character is blocked by a building. I can't identify what it is.

Fourth character「俄」,means「Russia」

Fifth character「寇」,means「rebel, or bandit」

I strongly believe that there should be another three Chinese characters on the ride of the first character「陸」,but these three Chinese characters are out of the picture and we can't see them.

I believe these three Chinese charaters are「光復大」,means「Recover main」

All together, it means 「光復大陸,滅俄寇」,means「Recover Main Land, destroy Russian bandit」.

Wang Chun

新聞老鳥 said...

Sorry, correct my last comment as follow:

Photo 22

We can see five white tower-like stuffs erected on five different buildings with one Chinese character written on each of them.

from righ to left,

First character「陸」,means「land」

Second character「滅」,means「annhilate, or eradicate, or destroy, or wipe out」

Third character is blocked by a building. I can't identify what it is.

Fourth character「俄」,means「Russia」

Fifth character「寇」,means「rebel, or bandit」

I strongly believe that there should be another three Chinese characters on the right side of the first character「陸」,but these three Chinese characters are out of the picture and we can't see them.

I believe these three Chinese charaters are「光復大」,means「Recover main」

All together, it means 「光復大陸,滅俄寇」,means「Recover Main Land, destroy Russian bandit」.

Wang Chun

Les D. said...

The phrase is more likely one that was often seen around Taiwan at that time: Guang Fu Da Lu, Xiao Mie Gong Fei. Translation: Gloriously recover the Mainland and destroy the communist (not Russian) bandits.

Poagao said...

In photo 19, the photographer is standing in on the wharf in front of the train station, facing away. The building in the distance on the left with the tower on top is still there, and looks very decrepit and haunted these days. It is also right next to the overpass, which might explain why nobody's touched it in half a century.

tokimec2001 said...

Dear Sirs:
"Customs Vessels in Taiwan" was publicated by Taiwan(ROC) customs in Jan. this yaer. Your photo no.20 taken in Keelung wharf no.1 adjcent to customs is what we need. Please agree me to use it. The origine to be described obviously. Meanwhile, be kindly to inform me the date of picture.
Shih Yeong-ping, Taipei Taiwan

Taipei Air Station said...

tokimec2001 - Shih Yeong-ping. You asked about photo 20, Customs. Please email me at TaipeiAirStation@yahoo.com

tokimec2001 said...

Dear Sirs:
Excuse me. Did you receive my e-mail via yahoo concerning your photo no. 20?

Shih Yeong-ping, Taipei Taiwan

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Ted Baxter USTDC Class of 1967 said...

5445Regarding the customs building in photo #23, I believe I was inside it in like 1966. Shao Lin of Shiao Lin's motorcycle shop took me to a trading company office where I ordered 2 new tires for my motorcycle. When they arrived,I went to Keelung to pick them up. I got there just a few minutes before their lunch so I hung around town waiting. After their lunch break was over I went around the office from desk to desk with the paper work where each person (maybe three or four)(it's been a long time)stamped it with a rubber(?) stamp. I can remember that nobody seemed to read the papers, they just stamped them as I made my rounds.