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

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010


Exchange photo courtesy of Ted Baxter

The sign says it all...  

Yes, it's the Taipei Exchange front door, a few days before Christmas in 1966.

I'd forgotten what the door area looked like.  Stars and Stripes newspaper racks, a scale, and the MAAG Taiwan shield prominently displayed on the wall.

Does anyone recognize either of these men?


Looking back at the calendar, Christmas Day, December 25th 1965
fell on Saturday, which is repeated this year.


Here's the 1965 Christmas Dinner Menu from Club 13, Taipei Air Station.























The Menu indicates Christmas 1964.  

The Christmas Dinner was a gift to Club 13 members.


Photographs in Taipei, December 2010


A few buildings in the area of Taipei 101 displaying the colors of Christmas.
Just to the left of the red color hanging lights is Taipei 101 poking high into the night, decked out in green and white.



The Taipei Grand Hyatt Hotel's beautiful Christmas Tree.
The illusion of lights hanging in the air are reflections from the marble floor.



Our last photo for Christmas captures what it's all about.

A small Christian Church in Taipei.

The Reason for the season!

Thank you for stopping by. 
 
  I wish the best to you and your family and,

May God richly bless you.







3 comments:

titojohn said...

Kent, the guy by the door of the Navy Exchange is Lee Olsen. Great pictures! Thanks to Ted and you. These pictures bring back many fond memories of the Christmas' I enjoyed in Taipei. Merry Christmas to all!
John Quinn

Don said...

I don't remember those doors in 1973-74, but that sure doesn't guarantee they weren't there. Those highly polished kick plates at the bottom of each door were very common when I was there.

Merry Christmas, everybody.

sarj said...

I went through those doors a lot. I remember then well. Thanks for the photo. Those doors can also be seen in the Red Cross video that was taken a little earlier and is on Don has on his blog. http://ustdc.blogspot.com/2010/12/red-cross-at-maag-compound-in-1958.html#links