Friday, January 25, 2013

Officials from Taiwan

I've been sending a lot of officials to Taiwan but i've also been receiving quite a few cards from there. The 3rd of these cards, was the 1st official received in 2013.

TW-729056, sent by Pei.
On this cards there's the silhouettes of photographers taking pictures of Taipei at Elephant Mountain, which is famous for the night scenery of Taipei city.

TW-740218, sent by Camélia.
Dongyong Lighthouse stands on the flank of Shiwei Mountain. Locals call it “Dongyin villa.” It was designated a third-grade national historic site in 1988, making it the northernmost historic site on Taiwan’s territory. The lighthouse was completed in 1877; it, and its accompanying building, are in 18th-century English architectural style. (It was designed by an English engineer.) On the cliff below the lighthouse are two fog cannon; but now, a single foghorn fulfills their function of helping ships navigate. The white lighthouse stands atop a cliff facing the East Sea, forming a strong contrast to the deep-blue sea below the cliff. - in:

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TW-761517, sent by Szu-Chia.
The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a famous monument, landmark and tourist attraction erected in memory of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, former President of the Republic of China. It is located in Taipei, Republic of China (ROC).
The monument, surrounded by a park, stands at the east end of Memorial Hall Square.
After President Chiang Kai-shek died on 5 April 1975, the Executive branch of the government established a Funeral Committee to build a memorial. The design, by architect Yang Cho-cheng, was chosen in a competition. Yang's design incorporated many elements of traditional Chinese architecture recalling the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum in Nanjing, China. Groundbreaking for the memorial took place on 31 October 1976, the 90th anniversary of Chiang's birth. The hall officially opened on 5 April 1980, the fifth anniversary of the leader's death. - in: wikipedia

TW-780440, sent by Anjan.
Nice autumn view somewhere in a Taiwan's mountain.

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