Know any foreigners who lived here in the 70s or earlier?

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Know any foreigners who lived here in the 70s or earlier?

Postby Lil' Slugger » 12 Jun 2012, 16:03

This web site is a tad eye-watering, but has a lot of interesting pictures of Taipei in the 70s while the Americans still had a spy base here. The town sure did look gritty back then. Anybody here live it, or encounter anyone who did?
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Re: Know any foreigners who lived here in the 70s or earlier?

Postby ceevee369 » 12 Jun 2012, 16:28

Dunno anyone except some Belgian priests whom are here for 100 years.

But hey - thanks for the site. Never knew I lived near or on an old base.
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Re: Know any foreigners who lived here in the 70s or earlier?

Postby Icon » 12 Jun 2012, 16:56

My coworker has pics of him when he arrived in Kaohsiung more than 30 years ago. Oh boy.

Those in the website are nicer, they are in color. :lol:
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Re: Know any foreigners who lived here in the 70s or earlier?

Postby Tempo Gain » 12 Jun 2012, 17:12

Lil' Slugger wrote:This web site is a tad eye-watering, ?


Make sure you turn your volume down first too. Had the music up loud, me and my speakers got a bit of a shock :eek: Loud burst of static before the Stones 8-bit version

Nice find Slugger!
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Re: Know any foreigners who lived here in the 70s or earlier?

Postby grandfeller » 12 Jun 2012, 17:36

Cool site. Thanks. I've met several people who were in Taiwan around that time either for military service or as missionaries.
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Postby sunberry » 12 Jun 2012, 19:21

My mom is going to love this, thanks.
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Postby archylgp » 12 Jun 2012, 19:26

My grandfather was here doing military stuff; don't know any details.
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Re: Know any foreigners who lived here in the 70s or earlier?

Postby Lil' Slugger » 12 Jun 2012, 20:06

Tempo Gain wrote:
Lil' Slugger wrote:This web site is a tad eye-watering, ?


Make sure you turn your volume down first too. Had the music up loud, me and my speakers got a bit of a shock :eek: Loud burst of static before the Stones 8-bit version


Sorry 'bout that, I had no idea. One of the reasons my "NoScript" Firefox plugin is so handy.
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Re: Know any foreigners who lived here in the 70s or earlier?

Postby ironlady » 12 Jun 2012, 20:55

Cool stuff. I didn't get to Taiwan until the mid-80s but I have an American friend who grew up in Taiwan in the 50s/60s who will enjoy seeing this.
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Re: Know any foreigners who lived here in the 70s or earlier?

Postby finley » 12 Jun 2012, 21:00

Fascinating website - it's interesting to observe what's changed and what hasn't. I was struck by the empty streets of Taipei. Bet those guys wish they'd invested in a little real estate.
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