The new car, parked by the side of the road in Taoyuan. Like many Taiwanese, my brother-in-law hung a number of amulets from the rear-view mirror to ensure nothing bad would happen while driving. Considering driving conditions in Taiwan, anything that could possibly keep you safe while behind the wheel of a car should be tried out.
The original torii 鳥居 seems to have been replaced, but the stone lanterns in front appear to be the originals.
No "old street" is complete unless it has an angle to attract the tourists, and in Tahsi's case, that hook is dried tofu 大溪豆干. The most famous shop selling the stuff is called "Huang Jih Hsiang (Huang Rih Siang)", which naturally had the punters lining up outside. Pamela, however (a big fan of dried tofu, as is Amber), dismisses their product as being nothing special. My wife, bless her heart, is usually not a sucker for guidebook blurbs!
At the end of the old street is a park that has some nice views.