During the summer Kevin, Jenn and I visited my Dad in Taiwan. Even though I lived there for over 10 years, I had never visited the central patriotic hub, Liberty Square. It looked so impressive every time we drove past it. My other sister, Vic, even performed Broadway songs in the theater (one of the two red buildings flanking the memorial) with a singing troupe.
|Liberty Plaza in Taipei|
|Approaching Chiang Kai-shek's memorial|
|K taking everything so seriously|
Inside were displays of some of his artifacts like his limo and office:
The gift shop sold items created by his great grandson fusing Asian and Western pop art designs, which I had never seen in Taiwan before.
I purchased one of the postcards that were reminiscent of Andy Warhol's style. When I saw it, I knew I would circle punch out the designs and use them as an embellishment along with the 10 NT coin. Also, when I saw a sketch from Liz Qualman that had all these circles on it, I knew it would be perfect for this layout.
The thing I remember most about this trip which didn't make the layout, was getting totally drenched during the walk from the Memorial to the parking garage. Always carry an umbrella around in Taiwan.