Tai-quack

Taipei, Taiwan

With Carrie Chen

June 2007


Now while NOT enjoyed his visits to the People's Republic of China and seeing sights like the Great Wall, he's always kinda skittish about ending up Beijing (Peking) Duck.

Now he didn't have that problem on his visit to the Republic of China on the island of Taiwan. 

taipei temple

NOT was not going to get into the whole question of whether the Republic is it's own country or a province of the mainland.  Geopolitics is not the duck's strong point. Besides, from palm level, there's not much difference between the two. The temples don't look that different - they are still majestic and inspirational.


taipei 101 skyscraper tallest building in the world

But the Taiwanese are reaching for the sky.  NOT felt extremely dwarfed by the size of the Taipei 101 skyscraper. It is currently (7/07) the tallest completed skyscraper in the world. Eventually, when the Burj Dubai is finished, the tower will lose its tallest standing.  The naming is very innovative, considering the 101 stories in the building (above ground, with 5 more under ground). At 1,671 feet in height, it is the first habitable building in the world to exceed half a kilometer in height.


 

 

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Photos courtesy of Carrie Chen

Last Updated July 2007