JIUFEN is located on the northwest coast of Taiwan. It was only an isolated village until 1893, when gold was discovered in the area. The resulting gold rush hastened the village's development into a town, and reached its peak during the Japanese rule. Many present features of Jiufen reflect the era under Japanese colonization, with many Japanese inns surviving to this day. Jiufen also became popular in 2001, when its downtown was used as a model in the anime movie Spirited Away.
This is the soda shop from the Royal Pharmacy located in the French Quarter of New Orleans. All visitors to Louisiana and especially New Orleans know the photographic opportunities there never end. Because of this and the wonderful friends we have made in New Orleans and Baton Rouge over the years, we are planning another road trip to Louisiana