These are honor guards at the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, the founding father of modern China, in Taipei. It was completed in 1972. I remember taking Grace to this location for photography, she as model, just after we were married. It must be in 1974. We have not been back, even after we came back to live in Taipei, till recently. Our friend asked us to check out a restaurant call "Do It True" that serves Northern Chinese food in the vicinity of the Memorial. At the same time we found a "Cafe de Paris" near by. We have been back to have breakfast or afternoon tea in the cafe and started to revisit the Memorial.
Grace' niece from LA and my father-in-law, who now lives in Hong Kong came to visit us last week. Last Sunday, it was the International Women's Day. Grace has a whole day activity, thus I took the relatives to have a whirlwind tour around Taipei and end up to have lunch at "Do It True". This restaurant has been serving authentic Northern Chinese food for over half century. Even the elder President Bush paid a special visit to the restaurant during his visit to Taipei. Before meal, we had a walk around the Memorial Hall. Grace' father, who is 87 years old, knew the way well and took us staight to see the guard change inside the Hall, where I took the photo.
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