Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Entrance to the Martyrs' Shrine in Taibei. A precise ritualistic changing of the guard occurs every hour and every day. The boots of the guards have, over time, created 5 perfectly straight lines leading from the entrance to the main shrine building. The whole show is a bit overdone IMHO, but it's still worth a visit. Guard changes occur once every hour, on the half hour mark.

8 comments:

Patrick Leong said...

saw your comment on how much is your blog worth .. you live in taiwan ? i have a few friends there. might just go for a visit one day .. perhaps 2006 / 07. have a good weekend. nice pics.

Glen said...

Hey bru. Its me. Glen. Check out the comments on your walk in Dakeng, the one of that flipping huge kloof with the house half way up, and the one before this with wee Jock poo - pong McPlop and his big pimple!!

RoG said...

Thanks Patrick, you too.

And, jaa, I saw them. Shot! I'll try to phone you later today so don't run out of battery or forget to turn your phone on, or, forget to read this so that you know not to run out of battery or turn your phone on.

Glen said...

Hey bruno!! Shot for the call yesterday. Must say it was a bit of a surprise and since I hadn't actually looked at the post it took a while to recognise ur vioce. Besides that, I had just woken up, so sorry if I sounded offish? Cands left GTown on Thurs. morning. Sad to see her leave. The old guard are moving on it seems. Will keep you posted on HESS. I feel pretty confident tho

jack said...

hi, stumbled across your website by accident!

cool pics and stories!

you are a christian as well? would love to hear your story how you become one via the internet!

★↖GRACE↗★ said...

Now I know what/where it is. I had passed it hundred times before. But can you go into the shrine?

Abbeygrl said...

Hey! My name is Abbey. I found your site when I was searching for info on Tiachung. I am relocating there in less than a month with my husband and was just looking around at what people think about the area. Very cool pics and stories. Glad to hear some people are enjoying themselves there! Hope to talk again. I think the lines made by the boots on the brick ground is very interesting.
Abbey

RoG said...

Thanks a lot Abbey. Are you here yet?