Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Saturday we went to Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (中正紀念堂) because my aunt’s Chinese painting teacher was having an exhibition of her work. The mom wanted to go, so we went along with. Unexpectedly, there were a whole bunch of other people there, including soldiers, practicing for the Double Ten (10/10) exhibition. It was ridiculously hot, and they were all out there in the their uniforms at possibly the hottest hours. Felt bad for them, but it was still impressive to see so many people doing the same thing at the same time. The painting exhibits were awesome as well. Makes me want to learn how to do Chinese painting as well. Unfortunately, we weren’t allowed to take pictures inside. There was also another Chinese painting exhibit more focused on flowers and plant life, and when we first went in, we didn’t see any no photography signs, so I took some pictures. It was afterwards, as we were leaving, that we saw the signs. Oops. 😛 Too bad it was such a hot day, or we could have stayed around longer to watch them practice.

An art piece on display outside the Memorial.

Freedom Plaza.

Another group practicing. So many people.

No hot pants!

Four Seasons. One of my favorites in the exhibits we saw.

Girls with guns, tossing them up in the air. Weeeee.

Dragon dancers.

Army marching band.

So in sync.

And a video of the soldiers practicing …