Monday, November 30, 2009

Metal bashing in the backstreets

Wandering through Tainan's backstreets and alleyways is always interesting, always rewarding. Recently I came across this friendly gentleman, in his early 70s, who was quite happy for me to take photos as he fixed farmers' tools and custom-made various implements. Blacksmiths are a dying breed in Taiwan - I'd be very surprised to hear of someone under the age of 50 doing this job.

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