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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