Saturday, 10 November 2007, a walk from the Main Railroad Station in Taipei to the old HSA grounds.

Waiting for the next subway train to arrive at the Zhongxiao or (Chung Shiao)  Fuxing Station.  Notice how clean and neat the station is.  You will find this cleanliness at all stations.  When you think back to the “old days” of our time in Taipei, seeing this station and things like this, brings a smile of happiness to your face and a tug on your heart.

 Every station is the same.  Cool in the summer and warm in the winter, spic and span, as are the coaches.

 

Here is the main railroad station.  Notice the UN for Taiwan green sign on the building.  

The road you see is Chung Hsiao E Road.

 

I decided to walk and took a right on Chung Hsiao East Road toward the pedestrian overpass. Walked up the steps and took some more pictures.  Notice how the streets have been significantly improved from your time.   Looks like a typical city anywhere in the world.

A shot back toward the Train Station which is hidden in this picture, but it’s just to the right after the large building on the right of this picture.

This was taken looking east, again east on Chung Hsiao Road and the cross left to right street is Chung Shan N. Road.  I turned left here and begin my long walk. I guess that this was the area where the old railroad bridge was located on Chung Shan North Road.  Many roads have been moved.  The railroad tracks for the Taiwan High Speed Rail are under the Main Railroad Station.  I rode the high speed rail on Monday, 12 November 2007.  What an interesting trip..  It took just under 2 hours to ride to Taichung and return to Taipei.  Now, that is fast and I had to change trains and purchase a ticket in Taichung…   Look real close straight down the street, you can just make out Taipei 101 Building in the smog.  Typical weather in Taipei huh?

 

 

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