With the help of Google Earth, this is the best picture that could be gotten from the new road. The DaHeng Road community is still visible.
Most of the good views were in the 1960s, when the roads were shaky and the peril was greater.
Guess which apartment was ours?
LTC Scott Ellinger took the time to shoot this photo in 2011. Our old apartment is the black one on the third floor with the closed-in balcony.
LTC Ellinger also used a little photo magic to place then and now pictures side-by-side.
Here is the view from our balcony at the end of DaHeng Road, looking toward the main road.
Back in 1968-69, many military families lived here as well as diplomats and the staff from AFNT after it relocated to Yangmingshan.
A gate protects DaHeng Road today.
Our old apartment is not in view.
Mr. Chen again provides an excellent photo of the DaHeng Road community. The apartment would be to the left of this picture.
There weren't too many multi-story buildings here during our tour of duty.
To give you some perspective of where we lived relative to the Yangmingshan community, look about .5 miles north to the former Grass Mountain Hostel.
Just .3 miles south of us is the main entrance to the Chinese Culture University.
Back in 1968, it was the Chinese Culture College, and it was a relatively small commuter school. The buses ran on time.
Again, there is a straight line from DaHeng Road to the Grass Mountain work site. The line is .7 miles long.
To drive this distance would be about 1.5 miles