Back in '97, some young thespians stumbled into a hidden new old world. And they discovered it was hardly new; these sleepy buildings were abandoned, untouched and, it turned out, one of the oldest structures in all of Taiwan. Dial back to the 1920's, these very warehouses were one of Taiwan's largest wine producing factories.
So what did the thespians do? Put on plays and productions of course, probably defying a few entry charges along the way. Then things started to happen.
Locals and artists both notable and burgeoning nested in spaces to create, showcase, perform and collaborate. Walk around it today and you'll drink in a full creative ground teeming with ideas daringly manifested and deliciously appreciated.
Sounded a lot like the city of risking and dreaming angels where I came from; the family-like feel of creatives smelled familiar and comforting even for this visitor.
Don't miss the exhibitions, indie cinema and design-inspiring cafes when you visit.
To visit Huashan Creative Park: http://www.huashan1914.com/en/index.html