消失的影像

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1993 / 11月

文‧詹朝陽 圖‧詹朝陽


台北市信義路、建國南路、和平東路、新生南路圍成的「七號公園預定地」,面積約廿六公頃,自日據時代起,就已被劃為公園預定地。

四十年來,這埵矰F兩千多戶居民,大多是隨政府自大陸輾轉來台的榮民。他們以最克難的方式居住在老舊的低矮平房,生活了四十年。

隨著台北市的繁榮、現代化,居住在市中心的他們卻成為大都會的「邊緣人」。

由於市政府著手闢建七號公園,拆遷預定地上的房舍,居民們不滿意安置的措施,曾經起而抗爭,以致喧騰一時。

但是,興建台北市最迫切需要的「森林公園」是時勢所趨,且勢在必行。拆遷風波終告落幕,房屋拆除,新綠植起;兩千戶居民在此曾有的悲歡歲月,正式化為歷史。


作者:詹朝陽

1966年生於台灣省雲林縣

現任「黑白新聞周刊」攝影記者

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七號公園預定地,曾經是台北市內最大的違章建築區,兩千多戶的低矮平房,與建國高架橋另一邊的高樓叢林一對照,彷彿兩個世界。

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午後的廣場,老人閒坐一隅,在樹蔭下,享受冬日的陽光。

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沒有子女承歡膝下,沒有孫兒嬉鬧身邊,孤獨的老人只得豢養寵物。在與小鳥溝通時,才能從他歷經滄桑的容顏找到春天的笑意。

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曲曲折折的小巷子裡,有著安安靜靜的棋局。突如其來的快門聲,打斷了接近分曉的勝負。

住的地方就要拆了,不知何去何從的老人,枯坐門前,想著明天的落腳處。

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在七號公園預定地的竹林觀音像前面看見他——他遞過來一架老舊的相機,要我幫他拍照留念。他擺出一個pose,架勢十足。

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年老的他,為了保護容身養老的破舊房舍,走上街頭,發出不平的怒吼!

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曾經風光一時的國際學舍,在怪手的咆哮聲中,登時化為斷垣殘壁,圍籬豎起,人們可在最後的一瞥裡,看到它的表情?!

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工人忙著拆屋,手中拖著米酒瓶的老者悄悄走入圍觀的行列。旁人看不出他是惋惜或是慶幸?

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僅需數個月,一片莊園夷為平地。不久後,一座嶄新的??公園落成啟用時,又有多少人會記得這奡蕈g發生的故事。

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Images of a Disappearing World--Park N0.7

Chan Chao-yang /photos courtesy of Chan Chao-yang /tr. by Robert Taylor


Ever since the time of the Japanese occupation, the "Planned Site for Park No. 7," an area of some 26 hectares enclosed by Taipei City's Hsinyi Road, Chienkuo South Road, Hoping East Road and Hsinsheng South Road, has been designated as the site for a new public park. For 40 years around 2000 families, most of them military veterans who came with the government when it moved from the mainland to Taiwan, lived a thoroughly spartan existence here in old-style single-storey houses. As Taipei became more prosperous and modern, though living in the center of this large city they became "marginalized." When the municipal government began to demolish the buildings on the site in order to create the park, the residents, dissatisfied with the provisions for their relocation, rose up in protest, making the news for a while. But Taipei urgently needs its "woodland park," and its construction could not be held back. The controversy over resettlement finally subsided, the houses were cleared away and planting of the new green space began. The life here of 2000 families, with all its joys and sorrows, formally passed into history.

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About the photographer: Chan Chao-yang

Born 1996 in Yunlin County. Taiwan Province Now a photojournalist at Taiwan Weekly.

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The site designated for Park No. 7 was Taipei City's biggest area of illegal housing. 2000 families lived here in a maze of one-storey houses, seemingly worlds away from the crowded skyscrapers on the other side of the Chienkuo Road elevated highway.

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In the late afternoon, an old man sits lazily in a corner of the square, enjoying the light of the setting sun in the cool shade of the trees.

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With no children at his knee and no grandchildren playing by his side, the lonely old man has only his pet for company. Only when he speaks to his bird does a smile brighten his weathered face .

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A relaxed game of chess in the quiet of the twisting alleyways. The sudden click of the shutter breaks in as the game nears its conclusion.

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With his house soon to be torn down, an old man with nowhere else to go sits listlessly outside, wondering where he will lay his head tomorrow.

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I saw him in front of the Kuanyin statue in the bamboo grove in the Park No. 7 site. Handing me an ancient camera he asked me to take his picture as he struck a flamboyant pose.

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To protect the broken-down house which he calls home, this old man took to the streets to angrily shout injustice!

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The clattering excavators quickly reduce the International House, its days of glory over, to a heap of twisted rubble. Behind the barrier, can people see how it feels in its last moments?

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As the demolition workers busily get on with their task, an old man with a bottle of rice wine in his hand quietly joins the onlookers. Does his expression betray sadness or pleasure?

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In just a few short months the homes and gardens have disappeared, and the brand new park, as yet unnamed, will soon take shape. When its gates are opened to the public, how many people will still remember the story of what happened here?

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