Green Bay Resort #5, Taiwan

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Magda Biernat
Green Bay Resort #5, Taiwan, 2008
from the series Continental Bounce

This photograph was taken while exploring the north shores of Taiwan. I came across many vacation resorts that were built in the 60's and 70's, that were comprised of interesting spaceship-like houses. Green Bay Resort in Wanli Township was one of them and it still seemed to be functioning. Some of the houses were occupied while others were falling into decay. Each of these developments seemed to have been built with an optimistic spirit in the days when Taiwan was transitioning to become a wealthier nation and was clearly looking ahead to the future. I particularly like the faux castle in the background, which is a separate resort. It is also the result of the economic boom, but is using a completely different architectural language to provide a sense of escape from the every day. Some of these resorts may have begun to suffer when wealthier Taiwanese began to travel further afield for their vacations. As with all photos from the Continental Bounce series, which is the result of a year long around the world trip, I used my very portable medium format camera, Mamiya 6. It was hard to travel with the film, trying to find places to develop it and moving it through so many X-Ray machines, but I have to say, it was worth it.

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