Wu Family Old Stone House 吳家樓仔厝

The old stone house in Aodi
A century old stone house in the fishing village of Mao’ao in Gongliao.

Pictured here are the ruins of a two-story stone house in the small fishing village of Mǎo’ào 卯澳漁村 in Gòngliáo 貢寮, the easternmost district of Taiwan. I captured it while cycling back from the far end of Old Caoling Tunnel 舊草嶺隧道 late one afternoon. With daylight fading over the rugged eastern mountains I had little time to make sense of the historic plaque out front. I recall it saying something about this being a rice granary but what online sleuthing I have done suggests it was once the home of a rich family—hence the formal name Wu Family Old Stone House 吳家樓仔厝 (or Historic Stone Home 石頭古厝). Whatever the case, it certainly looks beautiful with a background of crepuscular rays.

For more about this old fishing village in Chinese try here, here, here, here, or here. And for more of my own photos from this same trip check this out.