Taipei Air Station - 1966 - - - " What you have in the end are memories"......... Photo Courtesy of Richard Reesh.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

228 Peace Park - The Park of Many Names

The 228 Peace Park of today, has been called a number of names since the area was designated a park in 1908.

All of these photographs courtesy of Jim Caumo and Les Duffin.They were taken between 1962 and 1966.

On the park ground stands the beautiful National Taiwan Museum. Their web site is here.

I found this information on Wikipedia: "In 1930 Taiwan's Japanese rulers established a radio station at the site. The station initially housed the Taipei Broadcasting Bureau, an arm of the Government-General Propaganda Bureau's Information Office. The following year the Taiwan Broadcast Association was formed and given responsibility to broadcasts island-wide. The Taihoko Park radio station became the center of broadcast activity for the Association."

Look closely at the above photograph, taken in 1964, the radio antenna is standing tall, directly over the palm trees.

Children are always finding fun things to do. Who could resist a chance to jump into the pool.

1 comment:

Gracias said...

thanks for these photos ~!!!
although I am from Hong Kong , not Taiwanese

btw, Have you ever read these maps?