Anti-Secession vs. Independence Produced
by Wilson Tai ©2005 Wilson Tai
Grand Hotel (est. 1952) is one of Taiwan's landmarks. My
grandfather's company, Nation's Best, designed & built the dragon
101 is the world's tallest building at 101 stories (2005). The brushed stainless
steel & aqua glass structure is jaw-dropping.
in 1972, National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall serves contemporary
Taipei as a community playground.
in a million? Try one in three million. Taipei is considered densely
populated but pales in comparison to mainland cities.
thoughts come to mind: Life goes on - time waits for no one - the new
generation, born daily.
||John of Sinosplice & Wilson of Racingmix
after morning tea, at the corner of
XinSheng & XinYi, across from Daan Park.
National Concert Hall features traditional grand Chinese architecture
featuring a Gable and Hip Roof.
colors, layers and depth of traditional Chinese Architecture.
Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall faces West to mainland China; Tribute
Boulevard is lined with a Ruyi motif, symbolizing equality & love.
Forming a triangle: Archway Entrance, Concert Hall and Opera House.
of six baby-blue roofed pavilion and corridors that form the wall around
the grounds of the CKS Memorial Hall.
of New York's Central Park, Da'an "Big Peace" Park is viewed
from the Taiwan Apartment - it is available
A combination of West and East elements that inspired a few thoughts and
conversation topics in light of Taipei, Taiwan.
smile, it's got to be the smile. You'd be surprised at what a smile can
do to open up someone's day.
the cityscape of Taipei, it was easier to experience the elements of
Spring in February
cool mist from the waterfall was the perfect background to this Spring
blossoming of new life.
New Years is upon us and thus bright red and gold colors abound.
in the KMT headquarters with a cardboard KMT chairman Lien Chan. Check
out the rad sportswear!
to Create! Artwork adorning the walls of a local restaurant near Da'an
midnight snacks are part of Taiwanese culture. Be it at 2 or 7 in the
morning, these handmade goods with a hot cup of sweet soymilk are just
is a rare occurrence to reflect in this day and age. Highly recommended.
was the first meal after Chinese New Years with three foreigners
connected via weblogs: Sinosplice,
RACINGMIX and A
Guidelines for behavior in the national park, but I suppose it's still worth
publishing on a public sign.
Burger!" Japanese Mos Burger in Taipei is obviously very
appreciated by John.
roof decoration is a flamboyant riot-of-color and exaggeration only
found in Taiwan.
cousin's husband insisted on Shark Fin soup. He didn't flinch like I
seeing the prices on the menu. But wow, the one-of-a-kind flavor and texture are to be
I'm not one to turn down a free meal.
cousin and nephew gleefully enjoying the shark fin soup. They, too, are
not the kind to turn down a free meal.
101 is designed as a bamboo stalk -or- stacking Chinese take-out boxes.
It's a vision.
to the sky, man, look to the sky. Dreams, aspirations, the whole lot. Go
for it, do it, start now. Like a bamboo stalk given the opportunity, with strong roots,
it will grow tall and spread, spread like wildfire.
atrium of the Taipei 101 shopping mall, looking up from the endless food
court. If the building is a phallus, then...
is a city trying to keep up with its own ideal of a superpower
concrete jungle from a bikers perspective: shades of gray, highways,
lanes and one ways.
while you can, get out there, see it for yourself, enjoy it for
everything it's worth and create your own perspective.
24-hour bookstore with an international collection and a warm cafe. It's
no wonder it's a trendy hotspot to invest sleepless nights.
Brighter. Faster... NOW.
Image Production, Text & Art by Wilson Tai ©2005 Wilson Tai
Thanks to Rosewood