Oh Megi…

So many buildings in Taiwan have their facade hidden behind a veil of advertisement, often time, I wonder what hides behind it…

Could you imagine a city like Tokyo without ads? In France, it’s not unusual to see streets ads being defaced or simply removed by anti-ads activists. In Grenoble, the city has even gone as far as banning street publicity!  (A cool before and after can be seen here. Et plus d’info sur ce project ici)

Anyway, Mother Nature has once again run a stress test on Taiwan, in the form of typhoon Megi 鮎魚 which didn’t spare anything on its way. On the lighter side of this catastrophic event, the YouBikes brilliantly held on tight to their lock-station, and the whole nation got a kick out of an ambulant fridge sliding wild on the street.

Some maybe having too much fun with it:

And as shown in the picture above, Megi has also unveiled a modest hidden treasure in the facade of this Japanese era building, in Tainan.

Here’s how it looked just before the typhoon:

And how things were back in 2012 (view in Google Maps to toy around with the time machine 🙂):

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