Friday, March 10, 2006

Taiwan Pictures

Here is a couple of pictures I took in Taiwan. The first one is of the National Palace Museum in Taipei. The building is based on the original National Palace Museum in the Forbidden City in Beijing. The museum holds what is probably the greatest collection of historic artefacts anywhere in the world. Mainland China claims they were stolen from China and should be returned, but Taiwan claims that they were rescued from the communists. I tend to side with Taiwan on this one. I think very little of the collection would have survived the Cultural Revolution in China if they had stayed there.

The second picture is of a Chinese Garden that is located next to the National Palace Museum.


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