Light Court In An Old Apartment

light court in old apartment
Shot in the city of Taipei, Taiwan Tetsu Ozawa

The light court was dim and almost ivy-covered

There was a large old building on the side of the road while walking through the city of Taipei. The building was a shop on the ground floor, and the upper floor was a residence. The oldness of the building attracted me, and I walked into the building. The passage inside was dim and deserted. I didn't brush past anyone as I walked. Most of the shops that were in the building were already closed. It was quiet inside, and I couldn't hear the hustle and bustle of the city.

While wandering around, I came across the light court. Although it was a courtyard to bring in light, the building was quite high and no light was coming in below the light court. The light court was just as dimly lit as the pathways inside the building. And the ivy was tangled up.

Outside the windows of apartments and condominiums in Taipei, there is often a space outside the windows that is closed to people but covered with iron bars. Locals hang their laundry out to dry there. This is something you don't see very often in Japan. Perhaps they are making such a space to make their living space as large as possible. The windows seen from this courtyard were also scattered with such windows.


Where is Taipei?




Shooting Date

Jul 2019

Posted On

November 30, 2019


Taipei, Taiwan


Architectural Photography



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