With that introduction, let me say that my good friend Kent Mathieu is to be given all the credit for these new 228 Peace Park photos. His walking tour videos and still pictures have helped me tell a strory many times.
Back in 1969, my wife and I had visited this area a few times and had taken several pictures. Since Kent was in Taipei earlier this year, I had asked him to take a few photos so a "then and now" posting could be made.
Below are some old pictures we took, along with the rest of the pictures which were all taken by Kent .
This park was a very serene place back in 1969.
We never went into this building.
Today, this is the National Taiwan Museum.
The National Taiwan Museum is the oldest museum in Taiwan. Why the Japanese built it in the Greek Revival style is a mystery.