Here is the description of what we were to see according to our guide book.
We had seen the National Museum of History from the outside before, but had never gone in.
So, check off museum number one.
Next door to the National Museum were the botanical gardens. From this address, they were literally adjacent.
We could have skipped this part, but we had to stay in line with our fellow tourists.
Neither of us can remember going in here, but the last paragraph on the page above explains why we probably did.
So, now we're in the park area, where we had visited several times before.
We remembered it in our scrapbook as Longevity Park, so one of us had to have been paying attention.
The sky was actually blue that day, but rubber cement from another album page made its way onto this picture.
It was a very relaxing park as these gentlemen demonstrate.
This is an aerial shot of the museum and Longevity Park today.
It is part of the 228 Peace Park.
This is one of the locomotives described above. My understanding is that it still rests in that park today.
The unofficial bridge-stander surveys the park. Today, this park may be part of 228 Peace Memorial Park, a reference to a dark time in early Taiwanese-ROC relations.
Beneath this picture in our scrapbook, it says "National Library." Nothing can be found to lend any credence to that label.
We had been past this museum hundreds of times, but never visited it until we attached ourselves to the tourists.
Long before this, they had caught onto our ploy, but still accepted us as members of their group.