Friday, March 10, 2006

National Concert Hall

February 25, 2006 - This is part of the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial park. Chiang Kai-Shek is the national butcher hero of the Nationalist Party (KMT). They implemented 40 years of martial law to give you an idea of their popularity. If the populace likes you, you don't need to maintain control through a claim of martial law.

The main gate on the left is a pretty famous tourist image. I've been trying to go out exploring, but it's hard because this city is so big. My feet start hurting after a while. This is as far north as I've gotten on foot. I don't know how far it is, but on the map, it's not that far. I keep trying to expand my walking circles to cover more and more of the city. Then I'll start taking the MRT to stations and walking home from them.

iTunes soundtrack:
1. Might (Modest Mouse)
2. Moving (Supergrass)
3. Take a Look Lee ("Assassins" - Sondheim)
4. Ought to Be a Woman (Sweet Honey in the Rock)
5. Down, Down, Down (Tom Waits)
6. Message in a Bottle (The Police)
7. My Friend Fats (Primus)
8. Mirando de Lado (Kinky)
9. Asadoya Yunta (Ryuichi Sakamoto)
10. Small As Life (Rare Air)


joyce said...

are you gonna get a bike while you're there? about a scooter!!

keauxgeigh said...

Oh dear, I just bought a $20 clunker last night! I think one of the selling points was "it will never get stolen". And even if it did, I wouldn't care. I'd be more upset about the loss of the $6 Kryptonite I brought with me. I got it just to get around since a lot of my time has been in getting place to place. I'd feel too bad about contributing to pollution to get a scooter. But check out the electric bikes and all-terrain skateboards on

joyce said...

whoa, that's kinda crazy...i don't know about all-terrain skateboards! sounds like a bad idea if you ask me (as i envision myself flying thru the air while the skateboard takes on a mind of its own...).

keauxgeigh said...

this is true. I guess you'd have to be a skateboarder already to take to that one. But if you're a skateboarder, why would you get an electric one?