Just the Pictures (Taiwan) Entrance gate to the National Palace Museum. The National Palace Museum. Hungry fish in Zhishan Garden. Cixian Temple. Looking at the Shilin night market from Cixian Temple. Food stall in a subterranean cafeteria at Shilin night market. Fruit stall at Shilin night market. Taipei 101 skyscraper seen from boulders on Elephant Mountain. Taipei 101 in the background and giant nasty looking spider in the foreground. Republic of China (Taiwan) flag and Taipei 101 seen from Dr. Sun Yet-Sen Memorial Hall. Dr. Sun Yet-Sen Memorial Hall. Statue of Dr. Sun Yet-Sen in his memorial hall with soldiers performing a salute ceremony for him. Cheng Kai-Shek Memorial Hall seen from the entrance gate with the Concert Hall and National Theater to the left and right respectively. The National Theater. Cheng Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. The inside of Cheng Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. Looking out from the entrance to Cheng Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. The entrance to the Longshan Temple compound. The entrance gate to Longshan Temple’s inner courtyard and main hall. Worshipers and many offerings of sweets and flowers on display before the main hall of Longshan Temple. Angle-view of the main hall at Longshan Temple. A bowl of snake soup with three alcoholic shots of snake venom (clear), snake gallbladder (green), and snake blood (red). The Herb Medicine marketplace. My dinner of tea, beer, shrimp filled dumplings, and kung-pao chicken. Wanren Gongqiang (“Wall of Supreme Knowledge”) with painting of a Chinese Unicorn at the Confucius Temple. Lingxing Gate at the Confucius Temple. Dacheng Hall (meaning “Great Achievement”), the main hall at the Confucius Temple. Another view of Dacheng Hall. Offerings in front of Dalongdong Bao’an Temple’s main hall. The main hall of Dalongdong Bao’an Temple. Incense burning inside Dalongdong Bao’an Temple. Intricate artwork in Dalongdong Bao’an Temple. Painting outside the main hall in Dalongdong Bao’an Temple. Inside one of the shrines in Dalongdong Bao’an Temple. The gate to the main hall at Xingtian Temple. Lecturer and audience inside Xingtian Temple. Pavilion in the middle of a pond at Peace Park. The 2/28 Memorial in Peace Park. The National Taiwan Museum. Black jade sculptures on display inside the museum. My dinner of xiao long bao, wontons, beer, and tea courtesy of Din Tai Fung. The Grand Hotel in Taipei. Closeup of the Grand Hotel’s side.