淡水/滬尾的歷史 - The history of Tamsui/Hobé/Taiwan and much more
Rennovation in Tamsui
MaZu Temple on Chung Cheng Road
Contributing reader ChoSun is wondering what the green cover over the MaZu Temple is for (above). Well, it is to prevent falling roof tiles from hitting the passersby. Behind the cover, a scaffolding has been erected for construction workers. The project involves resetting roof tiles and more important, straightening out the front part of the temple which is leaning towards the street, in danger of toppling over. This structural damage was from an unexploded 500-lb bomb dropped by an American F6F on Oct 12, 1944, and the impact had shifted the ground.
It also means MaZu herself has finally given the long-sought-for divine permission for the work to proceed.