The pictures below are just a sample of ongoing construction projects in Taitung City. There are many more underway. 下面的照片只是目前正在台東市進行的一些工程. 還有很多其他的工地在施工中.
I didn't take pictures of it, but the Flowing Lake is also a bit different now. Whoever's currently managing that place has set up a boating center, roped off a swimming area, and installed a zip line across the lake. 我沒有拍活水湖, 但那裏也有點不同了. 負責那裡的單位在湖岸設立了一個划船中心, 一個游泳區, 和一條鋼纜.
This red hotel is at the intersection of Ma Heng Heng Bouldevard and Highway 11, just down the road from the Forest Park. Looked pretty empty inside, but it appears to be open. 這間紅色的飯店位於馬亨亨大道跟台11線的路口, 靠近森林公園. 好像已經開始營業了, 只是裡面空空的.
They built a parking lot across from the hotel, and cut down a lot of trees to do so. 他們在飯店前砍了許多樹蓋一個停車場.
On the other side of the hotel, along Highway 11, there is work being done near the Seashore Park. 在台11上, 飯店的另一邊, 海濱公園附近有很多地方在施工.
Just a little further down, there is an even bigger construction site. I'm guessing another hotel, but it could just as easily be a park or even a parking lot. There are no signs explaining what they're doing here. 再往下走一點, 有更大的地方在施工. 我猜是蓋飯店, 也有可能是公園或是停車場. 工程旁沒有任何指示牌說明他們到底在蓋什麼.
This is still further down, near Lin Family Dumplings. This used to be a feed factory (?). There are plans underway to build a hotel here. 這塊地在鄰家蒸餃附近. 以前是飼料工廠. 以後他們要在這裡蓋一棟飯店.
This is also on Highway 11, not far from Tung Hai Junior High School. I'm thinking this will be another park, but I could be wrong. Hard to tell if the drainage work was set down recently, or if it's something they're eventually going to remove. 這也在台11線上, 靠近東海國中. 我覺得這裡可能會變成公園, 也有可能我搞錯了. 看不出來田裡的小水溝是新蓋的, 還是以前就做好的.
Near Tie Hua Village. The buildings are still empty, and work on the building behind the fence is ongoing. 靠近鐵花村. 建築裡面還是空的. 圍起來的建築物還在施工中.
The building behind the fence. The interior is composed of shipping containers, and as of now it looks fairly hideous. Maybe it will look better later? 圍牆後的建築物裡面有許多貨櫃, 看起來很醜. 也許以後會變得比較好看吧!
Tie Hua Village, with another new hotel looming behind it. This hotel is located on the intersection of Shin Sheng Road and Bo Ai Road, just behind the Eslite Bookstore. 鐵花村後面還有一間新的飯店正在蓋. 這棟飯店位於新生路跟博愛路的路口, 在誠品後面.
There is also work being done on Highway 9 south of Taitung City, which includes a tunnel through Da Ren and an impressive bridge/span near Jin Luen. In Luye the coral company has completed its big resort, though I'm not sure if it's fully operational yet. There are also a few projects on or near Jung Shing Road, between the Prehistory Museum and RT Mart. 台東市南邊的台9線也在施工. 他們在達仁挖隧道, 也在金崙蓋高架橋. 珊瑚公司也在鹿野把他們的度假村蓋完了, 可是我不知道那裡是否開始營業了. 在中興路, 大潤發, 和史前博物館附近也有些建築工程在進行中.
I'm sure there are also other plans afoot - some harmless, and some worrying to those who enjoy Taitung's natural scenery. Development isn't always a bad thing - but it's not always good thing, either. 應該還有其他的工程進行中. 有的是好的, 有的讓喜愛台東自然風景的人很緊張. 城市發展不一定會破壞環境, 但是它一定有它的代價.
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