Micro Panorama Thumbnail for Social Sharing Sites


(July 1 - September 30, 2014)

Walker Young

"Black Cat" Art Base - 黑貓藝術基地

Dayuan Township, Taoyuan County, Taiwan - 桃園縣 大園鄉

September 11, 2014, 07:09 UTC (13:09 TPE)

Loading panorama viewer ...
Configuring ...

© 2014 Walker Young, All Rights Reserved.

Taoyuan Airbase was formally opened in the Japanese occupation era, and had been as the military bases of air force, air scout, and navy. In early years of Japanese occupation era, it was the most important air base in northern Taiwan. Own special facilities, such as 3.6 km runway, revetment and hangar, etc. Rich in history, culture and environmental value.

The Black Cat Squadron was a squadron of the Republic of China Air Force that flew the U-2 surveillance plane out of Taoyuan Airbase from 1961 to 1974.

The formal designation of the squadron was the 35th Squadron, operating under the cover of a high altitude weather research squadron. 26 ROCAF pilots successfully completed U-2 training in the US and flew 220 operational missions, including 102 surveillance flights over the People's Republic of China.

As far as the eye can see, all hangers are the former of mysterious air scout base—for the team "Black Cat". The twin-hangars as the body of cats, combined with cultural and creative designs of steel in appearance, creating an image of huge black cat as the base of creative activities. The first exhibition of wonderful interior space would show the special-shape steel, recycling waste of military supplies and workshops.

Asia / Taiwan

Lat: 25° 3' 1.72" N
Long: 121° 13' 54.68" E

Elevation: 51

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

Nikon D800E + Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8 fisheye Software: PTGui, Photoshop CS4

PLEASE RESPECT THE ARTIST’S WORK. All images are copyright by the individual photographers, unless stated otherwise. Use in any way other than viewing on this web site is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the individual photographer. If you're interested in using a panorama, be it for non-profit or commercial purposes, please contact the individual photographer. The WWP can neither negotiate for, nor speak on behalf of its participants. The overall site is copyright by the World Wide Panorama Foundation, a California Public Benefit Corporation. Webdesign © by Martin Geier www.geiervisuell.com