Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Day Two Hundred Thirty-Five

Taiwan TW-78460 received 09-12-2009

Sent by: ChiaoruShiu
From: Taiwan
ID number: TW-78460
Notes: The sender told me that An-Ping is a small town in Tainan county in the south of Taiwan, but didn't tell me specifically what this site is.  When I looked up An-Ping (or Anping, as it appears on Wikipedia), I found that is a fort there.  It was originally called Fort Zeelandia, but is now called Anping Fort.  I'd bet that the cannons shown here are at that fort, which was built between 1624 and 1634 by the Dutch East India Company.

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