June 15, 2011

Morning Stroll Around Taipei Presidential Office




Since my return, several people have asked me what is there in Taipei. I didn’t really know how to answer other than "cheap delicious food". Now looking back at my Taipei photos most of it did consist of food. We made do of lookbook backgrounds of just what I think would be interesting compare to North America, like taking it in front of Presidential Office as seen here.

The Presidential Office Building was designed and built by the Japanese when they ruled Taiwan in 1895. It became the Presidential Office in 1950 when Chiang Kai-Shek lost the war, fled from China and took over Taiwan with his troops. Chiang named the building “Chieh Shou Hall”, translating to “Long Live Chiang Kai-Shek” (a bit much for someone who fled there, in my opinion). The name got dropped in 2006 but that’s okay, the dude still has a huge Memorial park named after him.

*Update*... And this look got featured on Fab Sugar for "Look Of The Day" for June 16th! :D

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95 comments:

  1. I ve been dreaming of seeing Taiwan . Am from Asia bt i think i still need to see more of my neighboring country. That Pres house is so nice and that bridge too.. i think ur hometown is just beautiful..

    U look so sexy and cute :) i always admire ur legs and ur smile..great shots hun! :) ♥

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  2. Have yet to visit Taiwan. These images of you are so dramy and romantic - The presidential building is very impresive and I enjoyed learning more about its history. xx

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  3. LOVE the pics of your by the tree and sitting on that bridge! Gorge!!

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  4. You look so pretty darling!

    Eda ♥

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  5. love the photos! keep posting more of your Taipei trip!

    vanessa

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  6. gorgeous dress u got there! lovely Xx

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  7. Ahhhh!! I REMEMBER BEING THERE! It's so amazing :) I love your little babydoll frock and ugh the hat <3! I seriously need to learn how to pull off those hats, I look like I'm playing dress-up whenever I attempt to wear one :(

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  8. Cute pictures, love the one on the bridge :)

    K.

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  9. love the lookbooook picture! check me out at http://laurenandpierre.blogspot.com and hopefully we can follow eachother :)

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  10. beautiful pics :)

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  11. I want you hat! you look so content : )
    as for the extensions...not yet! appt is on Saturday eek!

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  12. Wow beautiful photos, look and I'm in love with the last pic.
    Your outfit was so cute!! :-) Always fantastic posts. Also loved the one of luis vuitton sculptures!!

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  13. you're so precious <3

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  14. Gorgeous tourist-less photos! The bridge shot is INCREDIBLE.

    x The Pretty Secrets

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  15. Fully adorable outfit. I so wish I could rock a mini like that.

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  16. i think it's a really nice place when I look on your photos. and i like your cream outfit <3


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  17. pretty, julie! love that dress and the entire outfit. nice pics too.

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  18. Love the white mini dress, it fits you fab.Awesome pics.

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  19. Oh... I'm in love with these colours! *_*

    lovely look!

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  20. you look absolutely stunning girl,I like this outfit a lot
    beautiful photos as well
    hope you're having a great weekend
    x

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  21. The last picture is pure magic! The whole scenery is gorgeous and of course you are the cherry on the top!

    xx
    Andy
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  22. nice pics :)

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  23. Love the dress. My sister said it is hot in Taipei..... : )

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  24. Lovely dress! I want to visit Tapei<3

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  25. Great photos! haha isn't cheap delicious food reason enough to visit somewhere?

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  26. I want your dress, it's gorgeous!
    Very nice photos XOXO

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  27. love these pictures!


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  28. Mmmm Taiwan has the best AND cheapest food. After reading your post, it's been way too long since I've been back! I don't know Taipei too well, but these are some beautiful pictures. Definitely a place I have to check out when I do the tourist-thing :)

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  29. hi hun, I love your blog so i nominated you for the "Top 10" blog award! Please check out my blog for more information! and Congrats to you!

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  30. Your dress is so cute! And I love the heels you wore with it. Great shots!

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  31. The building is impressive, the high tower is something we don't see much ... at least here in FL. Love the tree as a background, beautiful old tree and beautiful you.

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  32. love your blog doll! your so pretty x

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  33. The photos are beautiful, every background looks unreal, your hat's amazing!

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  34. I love how you combine fashion with historical backgrounds of the places you took your outfit pictures from. :D

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  35. Interesting pics. And your outfit is lovely

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  36. summery freshness is total love! you looks waaay pretty!!

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  37. Love the pictures. You're beautiful. :)

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    Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Gosh! super beautiful photos, it looks like it was taken from a magazine!
    You made me want to pack my bags and fly to Taiwan.

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  40. you have one of the best photos, and i always love looking at them. i also really like what you're wearing. :)

    <3, Mimi
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  41. amazing photos! that tree is incredible!

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  42. I love the bottom two photos, by the tree and on the bridge!

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  43. Cheap delicious food...huh, I could get used to that. Great photos! The outfit you wore is so pretty...must copy it! :P

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  44. :o I want visit Taiwan! The only thing I remember I did Taiwan-related was just making a Powerpoint about Taiwanese food and snack stalls last year! You have stunning photos as well, they look so professional! :)

    xoooxo
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  45. gorgeous pictures!!! I went to that memorial park. it was SOOOOOO hot that I didn't even want to look at anything lol

    did you recently just get back from Taiwan? ughhh I wanna go back, everything's so cheap >.<

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  46. oh my! You look so darling and pretty! x

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  47. i don't know anything about taipei so thanks so much for this brief history. :) and you look so small next to that tree! loving the dress.

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  48. You look pretty tall in these pictures.

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  49. whoa- that bridge is gorgeous, and you look great too! Beautiful photos!

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  50. i love your poses! and your dress! why didn't you end up being a super model instead?! hmm!?

    -abby

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  51. Love that last pic of you on the bridge!

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  52. I love your lookbook! You look absolutely gorgeous!

    xx

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  53. Did you enjoy your trip to Taiwan? I loved it every time I go! The food is just ridiculously good!

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  54. Haha, I know right !
    You look adorable (:
    x

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  55. I love the bridge and tree pictures :D So beautiful! I want to go to Taiwan someday :D

    x0x0

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  56. Awesome photos! You look beautiful!

    Fashion Cat
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  57. You look so gorgeous!!!Love,love,love your dress!
    Amazing shoes :)!
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  58. Perfect pumps, but whole look is really good!

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  59. You look gorgeous in this lookbook!

    I have never been to Taipei and so thanks for sharing these bits of info aand photos to us. :)

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  60. The dress and hat are beautiful. Love it all! You have great style!

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  61. love your outfit!!


    xoxo
    Antonia

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  62. lovely outfit! i love your hat, it matches perfectly and vamps it up!
    xoxo

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  63. wow girl amazing photos! i love your dress!! :)

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  64. Be careful of the Taiwanese food! There is the whole DEHP scare going on right now. I'm sad to have to stay away from it as I love it but DEHP is scary!

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  65. these photos are absolutely amazing! and so is that dress. you look lovely. and what a beautiful place!

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  66. you look amazing! love your dress!! xx,Kinga.
    ps thank you for your lovely comment! xx.

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  67. Those pictures are amazing! I love them all! Your outfit is fabulous too!

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  68. The dress looks enchanting with the Office in the background. I recall a trip to Bangkok where we ate all the time too!

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  69. Gorgeous as always :) I love your dress!

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  70. You look gorgeous and so classy. The hat is such a nice touch!

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  71. These photos are stunning. I love your dress!

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  72. you look so sweet and adorable in that dress! i love how you paired it with your hat as well :)

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  73. love the outfit and you look so lovely. have to visit taipei someday X)

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  74. You are very smart. I like your dress, pumps, hat... I love the pics.

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  75. hi! :) thanks for appreciating my blog post! :) i have to say you look great in this outfit. i super adore hats, and your hat is just adorable. hmm nice take on pictures too. :) following already! :)

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  76. You look so pretty in the pictures!!! love the outfit!! Taipei must be a very nice place, most of the fun comes at night I was told .. that's something great for me ^^

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  77. Thank you for your comment ;)

    You look lovely. I adore that dress, where is it from?

    kisses,bia.

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  78. You look so pretty Julie! I love all the shots and your outfit :) You're really daring to sit on the side of the bridge like that!

    Taipei looks like a beautiful city, I hope you enjoyed your trip!

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  79. Your outfit is really cute! And O_O you're really sitting on the railings of the bridge! Creative! :D I hope I can walk the streets with pumps as well :P

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  80. ahh I love the last shot...:) I could see that in a magazine :D

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  81. you have impeccable taste when it comes to fashion!!! Awe . . . if only i could take you shopping with me lol

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  82. ADORE that picture of you against the tree.

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  83. This looks like a shoot for Vogue. Perfect, yet again.

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