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Minquan Old Street, Sanxia District, Taipei, Taiwan 1

Like Dasi Old Street in Taoyuan, Minquan Old Street in Sanxia was born in the early part of the 20th century. Like Daxi, it came out of being strategically located on a commercially-trafficked river. Unlike Dasi, as roads and rails replaced the rivers used to transport goods and reduced the commercial importance of such market hubs, Minquan Old Street didn’t really re-invent itself in any manner. It’s buildings and shops still appear as they would have decades ago in the time of our grand-and-great-grandparents.

minquan old street, taiwan

Streets Saturday for Week 25

Here are the featured Taipei street photos for the week of June 20, 2011. All the photos were taken since the last feature, 2 weeks ago. He’s looking a little uncomfortable. You shall not pass. Outside seating at a recently-opened French bistro downstairs. I ended up at an IKEA this past week. And, of course, […]


Streets Saturday for Week 23: More Pictures of the Dragon Boat Festival

Last weekend was the Dragon Boat Festival, which I covered in this article. Here are a few more pictures of the Dragon Boat Festival race & activities from Dazhi Park in Taipei that I didn’t include in the article. Comments welcome. Before I go, I’d like to mention the Taiwan Photo Club Challenge. It’s a […]