台北车站
这栋位于台北市中,兼结合现代和带有点怀旧味的「台北火车站」对许多从台北外县市来的台湾人来说是他们梦想的起点。

台湾歌手林强的那首台语名曲「向前走」(MTVYOUTUBE 于右下角)的后半段就很好的把这种感觉描述出来。

虽然它已是北台湾一个非常重要交通枢纽,但近年来它也集合了高铁,客运,捷运甚至包括零售等其他类型的设施来符合大众的需求。

Taipei Main Station
To many Taiwanese, the Taipei Main Station was their first port-of-call when they first ventured this largest city of the island.

The multi-purpose transport hub is not just merely a transit point for many of those who decided to carve their niche in this modern cosmopolitan city, it’s where they see this building being the starting point to the next chapter of their life journey.

This sentiment is best illustrated in “Moving Forward”, a Taiwanese song made famous by singer Lin Qiang back in the 1990s (the Youtube of the MTV bottom right corner).
   
艋舺龍山寺
位於台北市中的「艋舺龍山寺」是座百年古剎,建於清乾隆三年五月十八日 (既1738年)。

從古至今都是香火鼎盛的廟宇,除了許多信眾祈福寄託心靈的去處,也是海內外遊客的必經點。

「龍山寺」主要是供奉「觀世音菩薩」,也包括「關帝」,「天后娘娘」等神明,菩薩。

Long Shan Temple
Built in 1738, “Long Shan Temple” (literary translated as Dragon Mountain Temple) is located at Wanhua (or “Bangka” in indigenous tribe language) district of Taipei city.

Due to its historical stature, this temple has been a popular place for many worshippers and tourists alike.

Beside the “Goddess of Mercy” is the main deity, there are other deities such as “Guan Di”, “Matsu”, etc.
   
台北小巨
「台北小巨」的所在地是原「台北市立棒球場」的原址,這也是「中華職棒」第一場賽事~「兄弟象」和「統一獅」在1990的比賽場地。

據說「職棒之父」洪騰勝在籌備「中華職棒」初期不時會從他管理的「兄弟大飯店」走來此處處理一些瑣碎事務。

Taipei Arena
The present site of the Taipei Arena used to be that of the Taipei Municipal Baseball Stadium when the first CPBL (Chinese Professional Baseball League) match between Brother Elephants and Uni-President Lions were played in 1990

It was to say that during the formative period of the CPBL, Mr Hung Teng-sheng, the man behind the push for the Taiwanese baseball towards professionalism, would walk from Brother Hotel (which is owned by Hong and his brothers) to oversee the proceedings during that period.
   
千里迢迢遇上“闭门羹”
千里迢迢来到此处,想见见一位「老朋友」~蒋中正 (又称蒋介石)。

无奈,敬仰他的「中正纪念堂」正在进行维修工作,所以只能在外跟他问声好。

但是,从外窥探里面布局跟四年前已有所不同,也许「变天」后的写照吧?

不过,蒋公在中国近代史的地位还是备受大家一再的讨论和定位。

Denied Entrance at CKS Memorial Hall
After travelled for miles to visit an “old friend” (Chiang Kai-shek), he retreated for some repair work.

Nonetheless, those “deco” hung for the ceiling had since been removed from I stood and saw.

Just the fact that CKS remains a much controversial figure in the recent Chinese history.
 

 

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