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Taipei Day 2 – Part 2 (2-28 Peace Park & Chiang Kai Shek Memorial)

 

 

 

Next stop, the 2-28 Peace Park & Chiang Kai Shek Memorial

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A working Sundial.  Time was pretty accurate. 🙂

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Park was serene, peaceful, as a peace park should be. 🙂

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Memorial to the 2-29 Incident.

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The 2-28 Memorial Museum was a quick stop to see what the incident was all about.  My free audio tour guide wasn’t too good so I gave up trying to use it slightly half-way though the exhibits.

Memorial hall with a really stirring statue depicting the horror of the incident.

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Other random monuments in the park.

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A quick photo stop at the presidential palace before moving on to the Chaing Kai Shek Memorial.

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Monument to the White Terror.

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South Gate.

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And finally, Freedom Park with the National Theatre & National Concert Hall, and the CKS Memorial!DSCN3398DSCN3394  DSCN3395DSCN3397 DSCN3399 DSCN3403  

 

A Discovery Channel special on the Taiwanese army was being held in Freedom Park.

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The Chiang Kai Shek Memorial

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The statue inside was impressive.  Couldn’t help comparing it to the Abraham Lincoln memorial in Washington.DSCN3416DSCN3418

The famous changing of the guards.  It was not bad, but to be absolutely honest, I got a little bored halfway through. 🙂

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So, in my bordeom, I started camera phone stalking 😛  ie. I took pics of viewscreens of people taking pics.

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Spent a few minutes going through the exhibits.

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Next up – a trio of famous temples.