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Throughout the world baroque-era architecture has been closely associated with European colonialism, and Taiwan is no stranger to either. Along the Sanxia Old Street in Taiwan, beautifully preserved baroque architecture from the Japanese era can still be found. The dramatic contrast of light and shadow found in these buildings have provided the perfect environment for a group of locals to pursue their craft. Dubbed by the internet as the “Spintop Snipers”, this group of Taiwanese, Chinese, and Japanese descent have been practicing traditional spin tops for more than 40 years. Having nearly perfected pinpoint landings, the team has developed their hobby into a performing art using intricate platform towers, 10-foot-long metal wires, and even helmets and the palm of audience members. Observe the fruits of their hard labour and the breathtaking spin top magic that puts fidget spinners to shame!

一條老街,看見台灣與日本;轉動不停的陀螺,連結現在與未來。 走進三峽老街,一幢幢商號與洋記招牌綿延百公尺街道,可以想見當年作為國際貨運 集散地的盛景。老街曾遭戰火焚毀,後由住民自主修復,融入當時代流行的仿歐風風 格,現今的紅磚拱廊和巴洛克式立面牌樓,大致上保留日治時期的原貌。除了特色小 店和風味小吃,老街媽祖廟前的定點陀螺表演更是三峽老街的在地特色。成立20多年 ,三峽定點陀螺隊由曾國華隊長帶領打陀螺愛好者組成,固定每周熱鬧演出;改良傳 統陀螺打法,360公分高點或是200公分遠、6公分直徑的小圓,師傅們都能將陀螺釘 在指定地點旋轉,吸睛的技術及和民眾互動的熱鬧氣氛,吸引了youtuber拍攝紀錄, 短短幾天就獲得千萬點閱。傳統廟前的民俗新技,欣賞台灣三峽特有定點陀螺特技, 在加拿大感受台灣三峽老街熱鬧新生!

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