One of the places that is of history is the old theater; Shengping Theater. It was a prominent cultural landmark located on Qingbian Road built during the Japanese occupation. Both the theater and surrounding buildings feature 1930-40s architectural elements, and has more recently been used as the set for commercials and movies. They have some old Black and White movies shown at certain times too. I was there in time to catch one but I just stayed for a short while only as I wanted to feel the environment to be in a old cinema as oppose to what we have now.
This is the outlook of the old stall inside the theater which sells drinks and tidbits.
An old cinema projector on display.
This is the inside of the theater with no cushion chairs but hard wooden chairs and no surround or stereo sound for sure. LOL!!
Heading out, I continue to explore the surrounding ….. more old buildings
And I saw this eroded metal sculpture on the side of the concrete stairs. It looks like a cartoon sculpture of a miners on a train. Guess this was to remind that this was an old gold mining village and part of the history that’s left.
Not far from here was the Fushan Temple. Fushan temple has a history of more than 200. Years dated back to Qing Dynasty and it was built to give offering to the Earth God. A matter of fact it is a temple within a temple and also considered one of the largest Earth God temples back then.
Beautiful stone structure and colourful too.
The altar inside the temple.
Walking back, I can’t help but to take this picture of these 3 adorable dogs at one of the stalls.
My train ticket back to Hsinchu from Ruifang after a long wonderful day.
…. waiting for my train
You can see bigger photos of this trip in my Flickr; Simple Guy
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