During the last trip to Taiwan we visited the port city of Tam Shui. We set off for the place after breakfast and had a casual walk along Tamsui Old Street and waterfront (淡水老街) before the lunchtime crowd came.
Walking along the waterfront reminded me of being in Stanley , Hong kong as they too had a really lovely waterfront to walk along.
It was really nice to see both the hills and the water together at the same place.
While walking along the streets at Dan Shui we came across this art work embedded in a sidewalk.
It was really interested to see how art resembled the actual building with both directly opposite each other. I didn’t get to go inside the church as there was a mass on.
There is a lot of focus on culture and history in the area as we saw many statues of famous people while walking along the streets. This particular one was of Dr Mackay who was the first foreign missionary to be commissioned by the Canada Presbyterian Church (predecessor of both the Presbyterian Church in Canada and the United Church of Canada), arriving in Taiwan on New Year’s Eve, 31 December 1871.
I could see beautiful art work everywhere we went. This particular corner store had the windows and walls all painted with lovely portraits.
Built by the Spaniard back in 1644 this building now houses a museum which gives one an insight to how life was back then in the olden days.
This is one of the main attractions in Dam Shui- The Lover’s Bridge.
We didn’t walk along the bridge as it was rather hot and it didn’t seem that romantic as it was nearly afternoon when we were there. Maybe if we were there in the evening it would be a different story.
We had the option of taking the bus or this ferry back to the train station. For about NT$60 one could take a 20 min ferry back to Tamshui waterfront.
It was great viewing the place from the ferry as it gave me another perspective of the place that we visited.