Exhibition of Ximen Red House 110th Anniversary

Ximen Red House would like to say:
A historical site is no longer just a building existed in the history of time. It’s witnessing generations shifting from one to another. Ximen Red House was constructed in 1908 —a hundred and ten years ago— and it was the first common folks’ market and recreational site built then. A hundred years has passed by and now it’s not only one of the most important cultural tourist attractions in Ximen district but also a historical evolution epitome of Taipei Ximen business district. Ximending never grows old in the long river of time and acting as an import index to society transformation with its human landscape, lifestyles, and recreational culture. Ximending’s glamour has left many precious historical traces and moreover—cherished memories of youth in people’s hearts.
Time is a momentary product but can be built profoundly upon our sentiments. A display of series of yellowed old photos; a conversation between then black and white and color photos from nowadays— we are telling a story of ever young Ximending by placing its time revealing sceneries and glamorous essences into photos that were shot at the same place but in different timelines. Would this bring back your memories back in the days holding hands with mom and walking around Ximen roundabout? Or perhaps those memories of wandering about with friends on cinema street after midterm exams? Ximending is not just a symbol of modern district but also a place with hidden treasures in its alleys; brewing over half a century is Fong Da Coffee, authentic Shanghai pastry and various ingredients braising in Chinese herb stew is Shanghai Lau Tian Lu and Golden Lion restaurant is the last one keeping traditional Dim Sum cart in Taiwan. Every dent and chipped paint on decommissioned bread-winning equipments from these founding shops is a mark of time. These passing by moments are lingering here to start a conversation with you and together, foreseeing what would Ximending be like in another century.
Nostalgic Expert Jason Zhang’s Note:
My mother took out a photo from her purse on Mother’s Day afternoon in 2012. It was a photo of us taken at Beitou Lover's Temple when I was a bit more than one year old. She was wondering what it had become since then? An idea hit me that it’d be fun to compare now-and-then photos if we were taken another one at the same place. That led to driving to Zhaoming Temple a.k.a. Lover’s Temple in Beitou on the spur of the moment and we took another photo there. Hence started my time leaping image journey.
I feel it profoundly meaningful to find out locations in old photos and visit there to take a current day version for comparison. I’ve shared over one thousand now-and-then photos on my Facebook fan page in the past six years. Most of them were my own photography works and some sent to me by cyber acquaintances around the world and all of them were telling intriguing stories, some touching, some astonishing, some cracking a smile and some shedding tears. All sorts of emotions were flowing between frames in these now versus then photos that revealed traces of time passing by.
Ximen Red House invited me to exhibit for its 110th anniversary celebration. I’ve specially selected 100 sets of photos of Ximending's now versus then street views for you to see how it has changed but at the same time, remain unchanged. A retrospective collection for those of you has lived through the era and a chance to broaden your horizon if it was before your time. Let us not only feeling nostalgic about Ximending but also exploring possibilities of its future.
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Photo: Red House: Taipei's cultural and creative center

2013/01/16【Best News】

Photo: Red House: Taipei''s cultural and creative center Published: 16:59:33 January 16,2013  Views: 31 Red House Hing building completed in 1908 to date have reached the Centennial, is Taiwan''s first official construction of the public market, and also save today across the island''s oldest complete three monuments market buildings. Taiwan Governor worked from the time of construction and repair lessons, specializing in the architectural style of the Western, Japanese architect Kondo Juro design. daring young creative ''gossip modeling'' whichever the Octagon studded intended as the entrance to the market, ''cross shape'' as the main features of the market, not only unprecedented, it is East the first case in the history of the West building. everyone called the Octagon and Cross floor, plus close to both sides of the plaza''s north and south are collectively referred to as the ''Red House''.   Red House (Source: the distant snow Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taipei City Government Committee in November 2007 by the Taipei Culture Foundation operations management by organizing cultural and creative activities to re-shape: octagonal building on the second floor theater, the central pavilion, the Babolat grid, Red House Tea House, Red House Boutique District Cross House 16 Kobo Winchance hatch dream base, Riverside creative market Ximen Red House Showcase Pavilion and North Square, open-air cafes and the South Square area pluralism block, jointly led Simon energy the Honglou overall public service, to create a new creative space to explore the ethnic groups to visit, to expand Taipei arts old and new overlap borders and pages, and successful transition Taipei freshmen of cultural and creative industries development center in 2008 won the seventh Taipei Urban Landscape Award history space activation Award(http://www.best-news.us/). Red House in 2009 and then took over the ''Taipei movie theme park'' planning ''Urban Show Case urban art box'' public art installations, to create a memory space belonging to a city, and in 2010 the ''urban makeup of public open space,'' Gold Medal, more begin the ''the Ximending pedestrian precinct buskers performing management, multi-point series, the arts and culture extends serial dual effective integrated in ground force expansion activities, the head and tail, synchronization prosperity Ximending overall circle, for the full year 2009 were conducted with thousands of field of arts and cultural activities, accumulated over four million visitors, has become a stronghold of Western cultural and creative development, the continuation of the Incubation creative brand concept in 2010, hatched a dream to build cultural and creative cross floor base as exhibitions and sales platform, innovative space combined with the octagonal floor a hundred years style, showing the new face of the monument. Central Pavilion Red House, designed and remodeled in 1908 by the Government House Construction and Maintenance Division Japanese architect Kondo Juro 2008 has expired 100 years, the Taipei City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Taipei City Archives the theme ''Rise of blessing • Red House Story'' special planning Red House Centennial Exhibition, and in January 2009 added to the permanent exhibition by the Museum in September 2010, more contemporary Honglou creative atmosphere of the introduction of the exhibition presents Red House emerging artistic vigor specific image. Ximen Red House Tea House Red House the teahouse to promote Taiwan Tea, Tea Shop is the spirit of the brand, rich flavor and Ximending creative food culture teahouse, now more cooperation with different cultural and creative team, organize creative exhibitions, such as Heidi bud, exhibition, fun pleased Antique Shop theme concept exhibition P714 theme creation Exhibition glass want the country creative concept Exhibition retro flavor combination of creative vitality. The second floor of the theater Ximen Red House on the second floor theater theater culture planning direction dark red wooden tables and chairs with red brick walls of monuments unique, chic space and atmosphere, providing a pleasant experience in the audience plays Sunday afternoon, and swaying with the century elegance theater, become a bustling attractions tourists stop venue space planning another foreign rental use, the form of a wide range of activities, exhibitions, press conference and awards ceremony to monuments space more activation use. 16 Kobo Uphold the ''create bazaars platform'' with the concept of ''nurturing a vibrant creative'' under the leadership of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taipei City Government, Taipei Culture Foundation, Red House Cross House, where, actively promote the cultural and creative Incubation Program, 16 Kobo Simon Honglou the development of cultural and creative industries center of the lead to stagnation(Travel News http://www.best-news.us/). cohesion energy of the cultural and creative designers and creative goods and consumer dialogue space. Red House Winchance hatched dream base Continuation of the the 16 Kobo creative brand, in the the Cross second floor planning in September 1999 Winchance the hatching dreams bases '', combined exhibition and sales platform and unite the strength of the brand and Incubation Center. North Square Since July 2007, the Taipei City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Taipei Culture Foundation in North Square planning Red House creative market, a large number of young creative artists together lively stall, and attracted a large number of tourists from Taipei creative life come to buy merchandise. every holiday, many creative artists will together lively stall, in addition to the creative market, recently held a wide variety of press conference, concerts, award ceremonies and other activities. Riverside Showcase culture can be likened to a river that Riverside has crossed the river upstream of the rapids and bumpy, officially entered the plains to carry and convergence period will be slightly self-confidence, led the group to grow together and riparian Orchestra, to the bigger stage. South Square South Plaza since September 2008, ''Simon food retail market, a vendor council management, open-air cafes in this sprouted like mushrooms, driven by the vitality of the South Square, every night falls, small groups The young people always like to Meet to chat or products Moet merry rest. 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