Back to Taipei on D-Day
It was a gloomy day when we returned to Taipei on the ballot day.
Heavy traffic and rather polluted surrounding (judged by the number face masks worn by the Taipeians on the streets)
C.K.S Shilin Residence
|This former residence of Chiang Kai Shek 蒋公故居||The former residence of Chiang Ching-Kuo 经国先生故居|
|Visitor could only pose here 没法进屋去，只好在门前留影||A huge garden in the Park 官邸设有花园|
|Rose Garden “玫瑰园”||Madame Chiang Kai Shek's sedan 蒋宋美龄专用轿车|
This is, of course, THE landmark of the capital - probably the only notable achievement under the Chen Shui Bian government.
Was told it was meant to be 101 storey tall, but due to the land condition, it was reduced to 91 storeys, with the observatory area located at 89th storey.
(Picture Right: How about that? I actually "gripped" the 101 with my index and middle fingers?)
|Various Shots on "101" 多角度透视“101”|
|好像胖了点 Look a bit plump here..||摄于台北市政府旁 Took this beside the Taipei Municipal Hall|
|夜间的101 From the base of 101 - night||白天的101 From the base of 101 - day|
|客车上看到的101 shot from the coach||我在101门前 at the entrance of 101|
|国父纪念馆所看到的101 From the ground of the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall|
|From the top of the world 站在世界的顶端|
|"No.1 in the World" view“世界一等一”||基隆河景View of Keelung River|
|enjoying the bird-eye view||The world biggest wind damper|
|Those gracious "101" Ladies attendants “101”淑女接待员|
I would say this. It's a pleasant
experience to be at the world's tallest building.
|不会那么巧吧？燕姿转行？Is that her- Stephanie?||电梯内的解说员 Our introductory host|
Sun Yat-sen Memorial
Chiang Kai Shek
|Inside the Memorial Hall 在大堂内|
|a shot in front of Chiang Kai Shek 在蒋公铜像留影||The marble inscription below the statue is Chiang's last words 铜像下方为蒋公遗言|
Chiang, on the
left, with his mentor Dr Sun Yat-sen
|Chiang Kai Shek's sedan 蒋公座车|
Revert or Remain or
(a translation of the newspaper clipping on the left)
Given its controversial status, the naming issue of this memorial hall will be one of the many knotty problems the incoming President Ma Yin-jeou have to face, as mentioned the newspaper clipping.
Lu, the outgoing Vice President reminded the president-elect that revert
of the former name of the site will "re-open" the "historic wounds"
|Other prominent buildings in Taipei台北市其他地标|
|Former KMT HQ 原中国国民党中央党部||Jing-Fu Gate 景福门|
|Presidential Palace 总统府|
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