CKS Memorial Hall
National Theatre and National Concert Hall.
View of the gate and Mr CKS
The National Theatre and Concert Hall are kind of like the Esplanade in Singapore (except with a more historical-like building) where you can see lots of people outside practising dance or traditional arts like playing with tops, or other things like the performances you see on Taiwanese variety shows. (You know, the kind of Taiwanese talent shows where people perform and the guests give them points or money, kind of like America's Got Talent but with guaranteed money back.)
I really wanted to watch the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre in Taiwan, but they were out touring. :( Maybe next time! They were featured in Time and seem quite amazing. On our first night in Taiwan there was a Ryu Goto concert (he's a Japanese violinist) but I wouldn't have been able to make it anyway. :(
Anyway we didn't venture deep into the buildings, we only went inside the CKS building and watched the changing of the guards which was quite funny (to my juvenile sense of humour) but I will not write anything here which is disrespectful. (^^)v
We made our way to Shihlin station and felt hungry so we stopped by a little stall that sold gyoza and dumplings, every kind imaginable and priced by the piece!
The entrance and the building.
The National Palace Museum closes quite early at about 5pm. After that, we made our way to Miramar by taking a shuttle bus from Jiantan station.
TW said it was the worst 30 minutes of her life up there (cos the ferris wheel is on top of a building which makes it scarier if you're afraid of heights). Actually it was only about 20 minutes. You get a choice of regular or transparent cabins (with transparent floor) but there are only 2 transparent ones so the wait is longer.
Ok one more day to go!!!
I'm quite happy today cos I don't have work in the morning and later my sis is driving me to work, and after work I'm going to my friend's 21st which I hope will be fun!!! :D That means of course I will be missing this year's Natsu Matsuri tonight. :( Oh wells!!!