On our first morning in Taiwan, as we drove into the city from the airport, one of the landmarks pointed out to us from the expressway, was the Grand Hotel, sitting on a hill.
As you approach the Grand Hotel, this is your first glimpse that you get. We made a visit here about a month later.
Every important building or attraction has a "gate" in front of it. This is the gate for the Grand Hotel.
At the back of the lobby was this floral display. These are orchids, I believe, including the purple arrangement.
And this is the appearance in 1973. If I'm not mistaken, these are later 1950s model cars, a Chevrolet on the left and a Ford on the right.
Walking down the hill in front of the hotel toward the river is a spot that is special to members of the church.
This is the approximate location of the spot where Mark E. Peterson dedicated the island of Taiwan for the preaching of the gospel on 1 June 1959. Last year they had a 50-year anniversary of this event.
And this is a view of the river, looking south over the city of Taipei in the general direction of where we live.