Kaohsiung Tenement Tour | 左營古厝散策(1/2)


吉客鏈:先民生活史 X 保存歷史現場

New York's Popular Walking Tour

In Manhattan's downtown, there is a very popular walking tour - neither the Wall Street, nor the World Trade Center - it's the Tenement apartment tour.

(Photo Credit | Chi Hsu)

Richard and I took the tour in April, 2018. I wasn't sure what to expect because of my limited knowledge of American migration history. The place we visited was The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is an American National Historical Site authorised on Nov. 12, 1998. After this educational tour, I learned how the immigrants (Irish people) survived in the Big Apple - New York in their early years. (For more info refers to 在美國的愛爾蘭後裔). It was a new perspective on American history.

Kaohsiung's Tenement House Tour

This year, during the long weekends of the Dragon Boat Festival, I was back my hometown to visit my parents. On 28th June, I and my friend Owen visited Kaohsiung Old House Association and met its professional guide, Mr. Kuo.

(Photo Credit | Chi Hsu & KHS Old House Association)

Mr. Kuo gave us an in-depth walking tour of the hidden block with a mass of old houses behind the office of Kaohsiung Old House Association. During his guide, I recalled the memories of my granny's house, not far from the walking tour area. It seemed to walk into a time tunnel and connect with my grandparents' living environment and the community of early 20th century.