Day 13 - Monday 24 November - Taipei

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Another very slow start. Didn't get out the door til after 11:00 :/

Train approaching Zhongshan station
Train approaching Zhongshan station

Took a train down to go see Chiang Kai-Shek memorial hall and the buildings and gardens. Had a good long wander through the museum there which was interesting.

Freedom Square Memorial Arch
Freedom Square Memorial Arch

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

National Concert Hall
National Concert Hall

Zhongzheng Memorial Park
Zhongzheng Memorial Park

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Tortoise in Zhongzheng Memorial Park
Tortoise in Zhongzheng Memorial Park

Pigeon in Zhongzheng Memorial Park
Pigeon in Zhongzheng Memorial Park

This could be a young Black-crowned Night Heron
This could be a young Black-crowned Night Heron

Zhongzheng Memorial Park
Zhongzheng Memorial Park

Probably a Eurasian Magpie
Probably a Eurasian Magpie

Model of Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and surrounds
Model of Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and surrounds

The Order of Brilliant Jade with Grand Cordon, the highest civil order of the Republic of China, awarded to Chiang on Septebmer 27, 1943
The Order of Brilliant Jade with Grand Cordon, the highest civil order of the Republic of China, awarded to Chiang on Septebmer 27, 1943

One of Chiang's official state cars.  Chiang only used the vehicle once.
One of Chiang's official state cars. Chiang only used the vehicle once.

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Sedan chairs used to carry Chiang when he visited Jiaobanshan Guestouse, his residence in Taoyuan
Sedan chairs used to carry Chiang when he visited Jiaobanshan Guestouse, his residence in Taoyuan

Had some lunch in the cafe downstairs.

When we came out, the sky was yellow. In the space of an hour or two the sky had gone from clear and blue to a really strange colour. Don't know if it was pollution or dust or just clouds. Very odd.

Door knocker on Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Door knocker on Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Guard in Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Guard in Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall area
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall area

Freedom Square Memorial Arch from Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Freedom Square Memorial Arch from Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

The sweetie taking a selfie
The sweetie taking a selfie

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

The sweetie and Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
The sweetie and Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

The sweetie headed back to the hotel, and I went to go see Longshan Temple.

Fountain at Longshan Temple
Fountain at Longshan Temple

Lots and lots of people just standing around
Lots and lots of people just standing around

Longshan Temple
Longshan Temple

Longshan Temple
Longshan Temple

Waterfall at Longshan Temple
Waterfall at Longshan Temple

Bird sculpture at Longshan Temple
Bird sculpture at Longshan Temple

Dragon sculpture at Longshan Temple
Dragon sculpture at Longshan Temple

Longshan Temple
Longshan Temple

Fountains at Longshan Temple
Fountains at Longshan Temple

Petrol stations in Taipei are in these drive-thru buildings
Petrol stations in Taipei are in these drive-thru buildings

When I got back to the hotel, the sweetie was feeling very blah - intestines playing up. So I went out by myself when it got dark to go climb Elephant Mountain at night. 914 steps. With 655 to the first lookout. Yikes. My bowels were a bit upset at this point too. So maybe something we ate in the past day.

Taipei 101 from Xiangshan by night
Taipei 101 from Xiangshan by night

Taipei from Xiangshan by night
Taipei from Xiangshan by night

Taipei from Xiangshan by night
Taipei from Xiangshan by night

Taipei 101 from Xiangshan by night
Taipei 101 from Xiangshan by night

Taipei 101 from Xiangshan by night
Taipei 101 from Xiangshan by night

This spider terrorised everyone both during the day a couple of days back and at night too
This spider terrorised everyone both during the day a couple of days back and at night too

Taipei 101 from Xiangshan by night
Taipei 101 from Xiangshan by night

Got some snackages from 7-Eleven on the way back to the hotel and watched the end of Paycheck.

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Sylvia Johnson said:

I'm enjoying the tour of Taiwan

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