I heard that a good friend is someone with whom you would do lots of crazy things. Well, I don't know about 'crazy', but together, we sure have done many things that others would never come to understand. Do you have any friends like this? Why did I start this article with this? Well, because this old house lodge was the exact reason why I got invited to visit Tainan in the first place. Then what's so special, or so crazy, about this? Answer me this, then: would you spend money to sleep at a lodge that is right in your neighbourhood? I didn't think so. But once you've scrolled to the bottom and seen the entire place, you'll see why I think it was worth the trip from Taipei, just to spend a night here.
其實這篇不只是寫得有壓力，就連拍的時候以及整理照片時都感到有股莫名的壓力。如果知道這間房子的主人是誰，我想就可以理解為什麼讓我這個毫無攝影技巧可言的小小部落客會有如此的壓力。因為這間老房子的主人，正是攝影達人 - 飛魚。
I felt a lot of pressure writing this article. Not just that, but I felt it even when I was taking these pictures, and when I was thinking through how to present this article. The reason for that is because the owner of this lodge is a professional photographer!
If you have a chance, take a look at their official blog. You'll see that each and every picture is a work of art. I had to convince myself that all I that I was doing was sharing this experience, in order to finish this article.
If you have seen my previous article about this street, where this lodge is located, you'll see that the entire street is the merge of the old and the new. This old house is yet another epitome of that harmony.
The ground floor is an exhibit area, open to public during certain hours. So if you don't want to spend the night here, that's fine, too. However, once you've seen the rooms, you'll find it hard to resist.
There's a room on each floor. We were staying on the fourth floor. The picture above is a picture of the loft I took before the guests of the 5th floor arrived.
This is the little lounge outside our room.
Every single corner of this place looks great in shots.
That's why you'll have to wait a bit to see inside our room. (There are just way too many pictures!)
Let's go down the stairs again, and see what we'd missed the first time round.
You'll find many old things sitting in the exhibition area on the ground floor. I took a picture of this, because it reminded me of the time when I was learning to type. But in fact, the type writer I used to learn typing on, was much older than this.
'A photo tells a story.
A pair of hands, a grin, and the wrinkles at the edge of your eyes...
Who has lost their youth?
Whose life has just begun?'
Words of a photographer, indeed!
The gate upon our return in the evening.
The next morning.
你會發現我這篇英文中沒有用"Bed and Breakfast"來描述這地方。因為他沒有附早餐。其實他也沒有電視也沒有收音機。整個夜晚，你就只聽見老房子想對你說的話，和你自己內心的聲音。
You'll notice that I didn't use 'bed and breakfast' to define this place. The truth is, they don't provide breakfast. Actually, there is no telly, nor radio either. All through the night, the only thing you'll hear, is the voice of the old house, and your own inner thoughts.
Being so used to the noisy city life, can you take this serenity?
It's great to be filled with colours and excitement.
But sometimes, black and white is the only way through which the colours will stand out even more!
The shelf is made from an old seesaw.
Send a post card to yourself.
Old house of Tainan, I'll definitely be back!