As part of the de-sinofication process, the Taiwanese government has been removing Chiang Kai Shek's name from many landmarks including this memorial hall formerly known as the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall. It is now the Taiwan Democracy Hall.
The latest battle has been over the characters on top of this gate. I believe the characters represent Chiang Kai Shek as well. The central Taiwanese government wants to remove the characters and the local Taipei government wants to keep them -- so as a compromise, I suggest they put In Cat We Trust on top instead! Meow!
The most exciting part of visiting the memorial hall formerly known as CKS turned out to be feeding these fat ass fishies...
After the history tour, we went to hang out with the teeny boppers at the trendy neighborhood of Shimendin (or West Gate Nail) and had some snow flower ice. It was interesting but I prefer shaved ice.