One place that I’m sure all visitors to Taipei head is Memorial Hall Square or, as some call it, Liberty Square. This enormous, paved square is surrounded my spectacular buildings on all four sides.
The place of honour at the head of the square goes to the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial (which I will no doubt talk about in a later post). Directly opposite this, is a huge structure of four arches acting as a gateway to the main square. On either side you can find the National Concert Hall (seen here through the arch) and the National Theatre, two almost-twin buildings in traditional Chinese style.
For this composition, I was interested in the lone protester who set up shop under one of the arches. A Chinese friend (thanks Angela!) took a look at the picture and says that he is protesting multiple different things including a territorial claim by mainland China and construction of a nuclear power station. If you have a better translation of his sign, please leave a note in the comments – I’m keen to hear what all the fuss is about!
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