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

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

More Chung Shan North Road

John Crum sent in more photographs of his walk north on Chung Shan North Road in 1969.

Who can forget K Shoe & Taylor Shop. You probably bought something from one of these shops yourself. I had a painting done from a photograph in one of these shops in 1967.

I don't recognize this shop. Can't see any landmarks that would identify it. Can someone help?

The APO. If you give it some thought, it was one of the best things on the island. Many good things came through it's doors..

The NEX Service Department. John Crum tells the story of a visit he had to this facility.

The PX Annex was a semi-hardware store. In an effort to keep the roaches at bay, I went there once to buy caulk and a caulk gun. The locals there never heard of caulk and directed me to the MAAG Rod and Gun Club for a gun. Can't make this stuff up."

Looking across Chun Shan North Road into the HSA East Compound in 1969.

The gate area above, how it looked around 2006

And, how that old Gate Area looks today.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Chung Shan N. Road Looking North - 1969

This photograph takes in most of the immediate area many of us were familiar with. It was taken from the revolving restaurant just a few buildings south of Min Quan Road..

There is a photograph some where on the Linkou website that shows the restaurant building. The photo shows a couple of men crossing Chan Shan North Road. Can anyone provide a link to that photo?

Most of the shops and stores catered to the military folks and, if it was made in Taiwan, you could purchase it in one of these establishments.

These photographs, taken in 1969, were sent by John Crum, who worked at STRATCOM.

He and his wife spent a year in Taiwan. Their home was less that a mile from the facilities on Grass/Gold Mountain.

Is that blue car parked in the rear of the van a 1965 Mustang?

Here's a familiar shop.

I purchased pair of brass and green marble lamps here. I believe the lamps are still boxed up (in pieces) awaiting repair in my garage.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sun Moon Lake Always Breathtaking

A cool March morning on Sun Moon Lake. The clouds have descended onto the lake slowly moving across the large expanse of water and onto the shore in the distance.
The boats of tourists enjoying the lake's beauty are being covered with drifting fog.

Wind currents draw moisture up the forested areas in and around the large hotels surrounding the lake.

Within an hour the sun has broken through and the new Sun Moon Lake Ropeway Ride across the mountains can be clearly seen.

On this shore area of the lake, beautiful floating flower beds are anchored awaiting transplanting in and around lake.

A stop for afternoon coffee at the Lalu Hotel offered this view of Sun Moon vessels awaiting their next group of anxious tourists.

Drive time from Taichung to Sun Moon lake today was about one and one half hours A new Freeway takes you to within 25 minutes of the lake.

Quite a change from my first trip up to the lake in 1967.

As I recall, that trip was 3 or more hours and the drive up the mountain to the lake was on narrow gravel roads.