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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Taiwan - Taipei 101 Tower

Taipei 101 formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center is the landmark skyscraper in Taiwan.

The Taipei 101 Damper Baby at lift entrance

Taipei awesome view from the indoor Observatory deck....

zoom in at the busy street of Taipei city

The Taipei 101 Damper Baby

tuned mass damper

The world fastest elevator which can go to 1010 m/min.

The building ranked officially as the world's tallest from 2004 until the opening of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai 2010.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Taiwan - Martyr's Shrine Change Of Guards Ceremony

The Martyr's Shine was built to commemorate soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country during the War of Resistance against Japan and Civil War between Nationalist Government and the Communist Party.

The Martyr's Shine was built in 1969, with the main architecture designed similar to Taihe Dian Imperial Palace in Beijing. The grand design symbolizes the braveness and selfless spirits of the martyrs.

The highlight of this scenic spot is the performance of shifting guards at the beginning of each hour. This noble performance often attracts crowds of onlookers from all over the world.

When finishing change of shifts, the shifted soldiers will then stand still in front of the Martyr’s Shrine for the next hour like solemn statues with serious facial expressions and manners until next hour.

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