Taiwan Two sets of stairs, each with 89 steps to represent Chiang Kai-shek’s age at the time of his death, lead to the main entrance of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial, Taipei, Taiwan. The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a famous monument erected in memory of Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China, Taipei, Taiwan. A view from the street of the Chiang Kai-shek Ceremonial Entrance Gates, Taipei, Taiwan. From inside, the entrance to the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial, Taipei, Taiwan. View from the Memorial of the Ceremonial Gateway and gardens at the entrance to the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial, Taipei, Taiwan A white footbridge over the pond beside the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial, Taipei, Taiwan. A columned walkway along the grounds of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial, Taipei, Taiwan. Representatives of the armed forces guard the Chiang Kai-shek memorial’s main hall containing the statue of Chiang Kai-shek, Taipei, Taiwan. The 228 Peace Memorial Park was named after a massacre by government forces in 1947, in which it is estimated that between 10-30 thousand people were killed. The 228 stands for the day the massacre began, February 28, Taipei, Taiwan. Three Pavilions in the 228 Peace Memorial Park, Taipei, Taiwan. The 228 Peace Memorial Park is often a place for reflection, exercise and relaxing, here an elderly man relaxes the day away reading the paper, Taipei, Taiwan. A wooden carving of a dragon and a traditionally ‘large happy man’ crafted to sit over the top of an inscribed rock. The Chinese Characters on the rock can be roughly translated as “Peace all over the World” Taipei, Taiwan. A street scene in downtown Taipei, Taiwan. A man and his small dog rest beside their trailer bike of possessions, Taipei, Taiwan. A temple decorated with many ornate carvings and figures nestled within a Taipei suburb, Taiwan. I didn’t see the parents for this little guy, but he seemed quite happy alone ‘walking’ himself around the memorial’s open paved areas, under the watchful presence of the impressive Chiang Kai-shek Memorial, Taipei, Taiwan.