Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Taipei 101

The Taipei 101 with some street art
by  Pa Rock
Cultural Explorer

The Taipei 101 is the tallest building in Taiwan.  It has a very unusual shape, and towers well above the rest of the local skyline.  It was very foggy the morning that we were there, and the observation deck was closed.  We went by a very fast elevator to the observation floor and walked the interior circumference of the building catching occasional glimpses of the city as the sun peeked through.

There was a display on that floor of beautiful intricately carved coral, along with a few tourist shops.

The Taipei 101 was an interesting diversion, but not something that I would rush back to Taiwan to see again.

A view from the observation floor
Also included are a few photos of street scenes that we encountered as we headed to our next destination.

A coral warrior
This was some type of reptile - I think!
Another amazing coral sculpture
Square yellow building is a memorial to Dr. Sun Yat Sen,
a former President of China
Another view of the 101 from the street
Taipei street scene
A gas station

Statue in a park

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