No matter how glorious it was, no place can resist the change of time. Once heavily populated, fewer since emigration. Dingshan is not big, only fishing farms and discarded salt fields can be found on the aerial photographs with many buildings in different time.
These photographs are not taken to show how declining and sad Dingshan is. When I was taking them, whenever I ran into the elderly people, they always kindly told me “Come and sit with me!” in Taiwanese.
When I was taking these photographs, my curiosity gradually turned into sadness. Once prosperous, now remains to be a symbol or a desolate building. A once fortified gun building has become a person with iron coat and walking stick.
This piece of photograph adopts the view from a bird, cat, or dog to enter into their world where it is filled with buildings from different time to show the powerful contrast.