Shanyuan pre Meiliwan (General)

by dan, Sunday, April 02, 2023, 10:37 (477 days ago)

I'm trying to digitize piles of old negatives and came across this. I'm 98% certain it's a picture of Shanyuan Beach from the early 90's.

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Shanyuan pre Meiliwan

by dan, Sunday, April 02, 2023, 11:00 (477 days ago) @ dan

Here are a couple more. Apologies for the crappy quality.

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Shanyuan pre Meiliwan

by dulan drift ⌂, Monday, April 03, 2023, 06:40 (476 days ago) @ dan

Nice photos!

That's back in the day! I'd guess 1980s or early 90s There are even yachts on the beach.

Looks like it might even predate the camp ground. Does it? Can you remember taking it?

Anyway, it's more evidence that Shanyuan has always been a popular public beach.

Unfortunately, the efforts to have Miramar Resort demolished have fallen short. Protesters were able to stop it from opening, but couldn't get it torn down, or anyone charged with corruption.

It's a metaphor for a lot of things - like Covid for instance. Against David V Goliath odds, we were able to show that it was likely a lab-exit, but fell short of getting anyone held responsible, or dismantling the system that caused it.

Shanyuan post-Miramar

by dulan drift ⌂, Monday, April 03, 2023, 12:19 (476 days ago) @ dulan drift

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Shanyuan post-Miramar

by dulan drift ⌂, Wednesday, April 05, 2023, 06:36 (474 days ago) @ dulan drift

The fuckers are now trying to normalize the Miramar site - the Taidong govt held a concert there over Tomb-sweeping long-weekend - with massive fire-works. All paid for by the taxpayer of course.

Here's my nightmare scenario - which looks likely to come true: Miramar is converted into a conference centre for ... THE Experts.

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Shanyuan post-Miramar

by dan, Friday, April 07, 2023, 16:05 (472 days ago) @ dulan drift

The fuckers are now trying to normalize the Miramar site - the Taidong govt held a concert there over Tomb-sweeping long-weekend - with massive fire-works.

Normalize is right. Get people there, celebrate with the building. Form happy memories with the building. Probably a lot of children there. They're not stupid. And it works. They'll do this a few more times, a couple more years, then that building is now part of people's happy memories. How can they tear it down?

Here's my nightmare scenario - which looks likely to come true: Miramar is converted into a conference centre for ... THE Experts.

Exactly. That's exactly what will happen. It will be a conference center, a nature 'museum'.

Shanyuan post-Miramar

by dan, Friday, April 07, 2023, 16:01 (472 days ago) @ dulan drift

Pretty solid evidence!

Shanyuan pre Meiliwan

by dan, Friday, April 07, 2023, 16:00 (472 days ago) @ dulan drift

That's back in the day! I'd guess 1980s or early 90s There are even yachts on the beach.

I think it must have been 93 or thereabouts. Maybe 92 sometime.

Looks like it might even predate the camp ground. Does it? Can you remember taking it?

Yeah, we took a road trip, obviously. There was a restaurant on the roadside above the beach and we parked there, a very small shack of a restaurant.

Unfortunately, the efforts to have Miramar Resort demolished have fallen short. Protesters were able to stop it from opening, but couldn't get it torn down, or anyone charged with corruption.

Of course. There's value in that building. They're waiting for the generation that fought it to die off.

It's a metaphor for a lot of things - like Covid for instance. Against David V Goliath odds, we were able to show that it was likely a lab-exit, but fell short of getting anyone held responsible, or dismantling the system that caused it.

Yep! Just wait one generation, 20 years or so, and nobody gives a shit. Now it seems it only takes 8-10 years for collective memory to lapse.

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