Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Taiwan - an unusual destination for a holiday - Chapter 3 - Culturally significant for our hosts.

The Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall  is a famous monument, landmark and tourist attraction erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China.    It has eighty nine steps one for each year of his life, he was eighty nine when he died.  Taiwan's correct name is the Republic of China. Taiwan is the Island.

This is he Chiang Kai -shek - reminds  you of the statue of Abraham Lincoln.

Walking up the stairs you think this young fellow is a statue, but no he is a real person guarding the monument.

The changing of the guard.

An interesting toilet block for tourists.

The Vermeer Exhibition - digitised prints.  They were still lovely.
End of Chapter 3.

Another story from The Mint Green Cruiser

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