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Taiwan Taipei Taipei 101 Architecture

25 March 2014

Protestations

I went to see my favourite building, Taipei 101.
Theres a new subway line extension that takes you right into its basement, so that was exciting. Even though it looks exactly like all the other subway stations, the fact that its new and not yet on google maps makes it exciting!
Once you come up to the surface, theres a large area for tour buses, and warring protestors. As best as I could tell there were 3 groups, Falun Gong who get fully in the face of arriving mainlanders literally screaming at them through loudspeakers.
A small contingent of the sunflower anti Chinese trade agreement student uprising, the main part is at the parliament building.
And then finally, to combat this, some guys who I think are pro reformation with mainland China, waving Chinese flags.
They like to shout and scream at each other, its a great spectacle to watch, especially when a tour bus arrives and they jostle for position.

Tomorrow may be the last mountain climb day, now I am forced to choose, to assist in that, Im having an ice cream.

Taiwan-Taipei-Taipei 101-Architecture - The protestors.

The protestors.


Taiwan-Taipei-Taipei 101-Architecture - Nice building. I didnt pay to go to the top, I have been before in the day, and it was too smoggy to spend the $8 to go and see nothing out the window

Nice building. I didnt pay to go to the top, I have been before in the day, and it was too smoggy to spend the $8 to go and see nothing out the window.
Next time!


Taiwan-Taipei-Taipei 101-Architecture - Dont ever bother trying to go to Din Tai Fung in Taipei 101, its a minimum 2 hour wait. I knew this, and had no intention of going.

Dont ever bother trying to go to Din Tai Fung in Taipei 101, its a minimum 2 hour wait.
I knew this, and had no intention of going.


Taiwan-Taipei-Taipei 101-Architecture - Instead, I had Korean food in Taiwan. Cook your own hotpot. It was delicious, especially as you get to pick 3 side dishes so I could avoid anything fi

Instead, I had Korean food in Taiwan. Cook your own hotpot. It was delicious, especially as you get to pick 3 side dishes so I could avoid anything fish flavoured.


Taiwan-Taipei-Taipei 101-Architecture - This photo taken for future reference and past comparison. Theres actually quite a few new big buildings just starting construction in this area. I gu

This photo taken for future reference and past comparison. Theres actually quite a few new big buildings just starting construction in this area.
I guess it is the new city centre, a good 5km east of the old city centre.


Taiwan-Taipei-Taipei 101-Architecture - Theres a heap of stores and buildings linked by elevated walkways, all competing to have the most bling. I like to wander through fully knowing that I

Theres a heap of stores and buildings linked by elevated walkways, all competing to have the most bling. I like to wander through fully knowing that I will not buy a thing.


Taiwan-Taipei-Taipei 101-Architecture - OK, one more.

OK, one more.


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