The next series of pictures I will post are from a trip I took to Taipei. Taichung, where I was living, is only about 45 minutes from Taipei on the HSR. As a matter of fact, it's convenient to travel to most of the major cities in Taiwan using this type of transportation. I wish we had such convenient modes of transportation in the US.
The first place I visited in Taipei was the Lin Family Mansion located in the Banqiao district of the city. This family is very famous in Taiwan and apparently gained most of their wealth through banking. I was told some of the descendants of the original family still live on the grounds but only on a small part of it. Some family members even live in the US.
This picture was taken right after entering the complex. More pics to come!