The Shuili Snake Kiln [水里蛇窯] was built in 1927 when master potter Lin Chiang-sung [林江松] arrived in this small town in rural Nantou County. Today visitors can create their own ceramic pieces, learn about the ceramics making process, and enjoy the works of local artists.
Mingjian’s tilting electric tower. An extensive post was written about this 921 Earthquake memorial by MJ Klein last year.
After months of waiting, the time had finally come for another attempt up Jiufen Ershan [九份二山]. My last attempt in May ended in failure when I turned around after it started raining. This time the weather called for sunny skies. I also took a different direction up also this time, taking a road from Qingshui Village [清水村] up rather than Hexing [和興].
Taiwanese and international newscasts reporting the deadly quake
At 1:47 in the early morning of September 21, 1999, Taiwan was struck by its most devastating earthquake in over a century. The massive 7.3 magnitude earthquake killed 2,415 persons, left 29 still missing, injured 11,305, completely destroyed 44,338 houses while severely damaging another 41,336, and caused NT$300 billion in property damages.