The 228 Memorial Park

Good Afternoon Yonghe~! What a gorgeous day!

Good Afternoon Yonghe~! What a gorgeous day!

Yet another late start to the day…drat those mosquitoes! I’m being eaten alive every night! Anyhow…I made my way to the 228 Memorial Park since I’ve never actually been in it, just been driven around it by car and bus. It was quite beautiful, what with the sun shining and people strolling about.

Pavilions in the park.

Pavilions in the park.

I thought the 228 Monument itself was rather…strangely shaped.  As I couldn’t find a plaque to explain the building’s symbolism (maybe there isn’t any particular meaning?), I was left to my own devices about how to interpret it. Unfortunately, all I could think of was the computer game “Myst” and how the monument looked like it would fit in with the game’s architecture.

The 228 Monument

The 228 Monument

You walk down the causeway...

You walk down the causeway...

...you come to a well-like structure with hand print indentations on it...

...you come to a well-like structure with hand print indentations on it...

...you peer over the side...into the unending abyss!!!

...you peer over the side...into the unending abyss!!!

Haha! Cheesy, I know! But I really wonder about the development of the monument. In the same chain of unfortunate events, I also made this trip on the wrong day. Both the 228 Museum and the National Taiwan Museum were closed today. Apparently they don’t operate on Mondays…who knew?

As a consolation prize, I went to MOS Burger for my afternoon snack:

The lord of all burgers!!! (ok...rice patty burgers...)

The king of all burgers!!! (ok...rice patty burgers...)

Tomorrow, I think, I’ll try their Kinpira Rice Burger, which has bacon and sliced burdock on it…yum!

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