美國網美拍出最美九份 大讚台灣超好拍

By Joyce Lee, special to The China Post

【看英文中國郵報學英文】古色古香的街道、高掛的紅燈籠、老式的建築和廢棄的礦坑,這是台灣人心中對於九份的印象。但是在一名外國人眼中,九份是怎麼樣的呢? 一名來自美國的部落客Meghan,用影片記錄下他眼中的昔日掏金故鄉,將九份的韻味濃縮在短短幾分鐘的影片裡。

Rustic streets with red lanterns hanging above the tourists, retro-style buildings and an abandoned goldmine, these might be the first impressions of Jiufen to most people.

But what is Jiufen like in foreigners’ eyes? Well, you should watch “Spirited Away” to find out. Meghan, an American vlogger, documented the old goldmine town for international audiences, encapsulating the beauty of Jiufen within a short, yet stylish video.

一名來自美國的部落客Meghan,用影片記錄下他眼中的昔日掏金故鄉,將九份的韻味濃縮在短短幾分鐘的影片裡。| Meghan, an American vlogger, documented the old goldmine town for foreign audiences, encapsulating the beauty of Jiufen within a short, yet stylish video. (Courtesy of Meghan)
一名來自美國的部落客Meghan,用影片記錄下他眼中的昔日掏金故鄉,將九份的韻味濃縮在短短幾分鐘的影片裡。| Meghan, an American vlogger, documented the old goldmine town for foreign audiences, encapsulating the beauty of Jiufen within a short, yet stylish video. (Courtesy of Meghan)

日治時代因採金而繁華一時的九份,雖然在戰後因金礦產量下滑而逐漸沒落,卻保留了其獨特的山城美景。依山傍海的地理景觀、古樸的氛圍,使九份成為電影悲情城市中的取材之地。藉由電影的宣傳,這座被遺忘的城市才又重回大眾的眼簾,使台灣人重新看見九份之美。在那之後,九份便轉型成為觀光景點,吸引許多遊客循跡到訪。

Jiufen was once a prosperous town thanks to the local gold mine opened during the Japanese colonization era.

Even though the city went into decline with the shrinking of mining activities after World War II, the unique scenery of the town built on a hill has remained unchanged.

Located between the mountains and the sea, the beautiful landscape and the nostalgic atmosphere of the old town were first captured in Taiwan blockbuster “A City of Sadness.”

The forgotten city returned to public attention as a result, and Taiwan people suddenly remembered the beauty of Jiufen. The town then became a popular tourist attraction, drawing both Taiwan and foreigners alike.

坐落在新北市郊外,這座昔日的掏金故鄉絲毫沒有受到都市化的浸染,將歷史的痕跡完美封存,成為許多人遠離塵囂的天堂。

Located on the outskirts of New Taipei City, the small town has escaped urbanization, meaning that the traces of local history have been well preserved, making the town a paradise getaway from the hustle and bustle of Taipei.

一名來自美國的部落客Meghan,用影片記錄下他眼中的昔日掏金故鄉,將九份的韻味濃縮在短短幾分鐘的影片裡。| Meghan, an American vlogger, documented the old goldmine town for foreign audiences, encapsulating the beauty of Jiufen within a short, yet stylish video. (Courtesy of Meghan)
一名來自美國的部落客Meghan,用影片記錄下他眼中的昔日掏金故鄉,將九份的韻味濃縮在短短幾分鐘的影片裡。| Meghan, an American vlogger, documented the old goldmine town for foreign audiences, encapsulating the beauty of Jiufen within a short, yet stylish video. (Courtesy of Meghan)

這名來自美國的部落客Meghan在訪問中坦言,在踏足台灣之前對台灣沒有太多的了解,只聽聞台灣人很有禮貌、個性隨和。而在台灣短暫駐足的幾天內,他發現台灣美食既平價又美味,相當適合外國旅客到訪。

Meghan told The China Post in a recent email interview that she didn’t know what to expect from Taiwan at first. She had heard that local people were “friendly and easy-going.” During her stay, she then found out that the costs of living here are low so it’s easy to travel around Taiwan.

Meghan也提到,台灣對於攝影取景相當友善,對於像她一樣的部落客而言是一大優勢,可以盡情地拍攝出絕美的景象分享給他人。

She added that Taiwan is very “vlogger friendly;” most of the people she met were happy to let her film, “which is nice for content creators” like her.

受到網路上其他影片創作者的啟發,他決定也開始拍攝影片記錄生活中的美並分享給他人。「我熱愛將我所到訪之地的美、環境、食物和特殊的風俗分享給人們。來到台灣後,我才慢慢開始欣賞這個國家和它的文化。若不是親自到訪,我原來根本沒有機會認識這個地方。」

Inspired by other popular creators on YouTube, Meghan decided to start filming her journey around the world. “I like to show people the beauty, local communities, food and unique activities of the places that I visit,” she went on.

“Going to Taiwan I grew an appreciation for the region and culture that I never would have known about personally if I had not gone there.”

受到網路上其他影片創作者的啟發,他決定也開始拍攝影片記錄生活中的美並分享給他人。| Inspired by other popular creators on YouTube, Meghan decided to start filming her journey around the world. (Courtesy of Meghan)
受到網路上其他影片創作者的啟發,他決定也開始拍攝影片記錄生活中的美並分享給他人。| Inspired by other popular creators on YouTube, Meghan decided to start filming her journey around the world. (Courtesy of Meghan)

「透過我的影片,我希望能將自己在旅行過程中所見的美景和感動分享給我的觀眾。我不想只是呈現一張缺乏深度和層次的圖片,而是能帶給他們身歷其境的體驗。」

“Through my videos, I hope to share the beautiful feelings and views of my journeys and daily life. I don’t want people to just see a photo image now without all the layers and depth, I want them to see and feel how it is in person where I am.”

「我覺得各地的人們對於食衣住行的基本需求其實沒有那大的差別,但恰恰是他們建造房子的方式、他們穿的衣服、吃的食物中呈現出他們與眾不同的獨特之處。這份多元的美就是我想體驗的。」

“I do not think humans are really that different when it comes to wants and needs all over the world, but how they build their cities, wear clothes, spend their time and prepare food is very diverse and I love to experience that diversity.”

「就跟電影神隱少女一樣,九份在入夜後感覺活了起來。」Meghan 在影片中如此形容。

“Similar to spirited away, things really came alive at night,” said Meghan in the video, describing Jiufen at night.

影片中,Meghan換上旗袍,帶領觀眾穿梭在蜿蜒崎嶇的巷道中,在熙攘的市集裡買小吃、在茶樓裡砌茶眺望山海美景,並用縮時錄影巧妙地捕捉九份夜晚人潮湧入後,整條街燈火通明的那份鮮活感。在他的鏡頭下,九份之美又有了新的詮釋。

In the video, Meghan wore a qipao that she rented at a local shop, leading the viewers to wander in winding alleyways, buy snacks on the lively streets, drink tea in retro-styled tea houses while watching the beautiful scenery over the hill.

The vibrancy of Jiufen during night time when the crowd floods in was also captured in a time-lapse shot. Through her lens, she defined the beauty of Jiufen in a new way.

在他的鏡頭下,九份之美又有了新的詮釋。| Through her lens, she defined the beauty of Jiufen in a new way. (Courtesy of Meghan)
在他的鏡頭下,九份之美又有了新的詮釋。| Through her lens, she defined the beauty of Jiufen in a new way. (Courtesy of Meghan)

影片授權 | Video Authorization: mevisions, nicholaslau

影片連結 | Video Link: Jiufen AKA Ghibli’s Spirited Away city in a Quipao

YouTube頻道| YouTube channel: M.E. Visions

Instagram: lemontamer

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