Driving out of Taipei. The city itself is very modern and looks like most US cities. As is visible in this photo, there's a lot of construction going on because the city is expanding at a fairly rapid pace.
Driving in the rain. Wendy is on the right and her sister Ya-Huei is driving.
Me serving tea.
The outside of the dynastic-style restaurants.
Back in the city, we can see the Grand Hotel straight ahead.
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. The seated statue of CKS is visible inside the hall.
Helen and I in front of the Memorial. The National Concert Hall is on the right.
Wendy, Ya-Huei, and Helen.
The National Theatre.
The gate of the Memorial.
Another view of CKS Memorial Hall.
The National Theatre again.
Walking to the hall.
We arrived a few minutes before closing time at 5pm, so as we approached the hall, the doors closed. However, there's a changing of the guard ceremony at 5, so we were just in time for that.
A view of the National Theatre and surrounding gardens from above. The guards are walking down the steps in the foreground.
A view of the entire park.
The guards, continuing their march.
Positioning themselves to lower the flag.
Taking the flag down.
The park, as night begins to fall.
The guards can be seen walking away in the bottom of the frame.
A scale model of the memorial inside its museum.
The National Concert Hall at night.
Detail on the Theatre.
Concert Hall again.
After we left the memorial, we drove by Taiwan's Presidential Building (where the current president lives and works).
That night, we ate dinner with one of Helen's uncles (right).
After dinner, we wandered around a nearby night market. There is a guy there that makes really nice clay figures.
Some guys setting up a Christmas tree in front of the night market.
A Buddhist temple.