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Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei Story House, Bao-An and Confucius Temples

Upon my mother’s arrival to Taiwan, we started off with a few days in Taipei (check out the super detailed Taipei visit itinerary on Taiwanderful, professional, eh?). We spent the first day visiting National Palace Museum and catching a cultural show at Taipei Eye.

The second day we started off at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (no photography inside). The museum hosts an interesting array of modern art, which I believe my mother was alot more into than I was.

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei Story House, Bao-An and Confucius Temples

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei Story House, Bao-An and Confucius Temples

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei Story House, Bao-An and Confucius Temples

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei Story House, Bao-An and Confucius Temples

I’m not entirely sure, but I think I saw a familiar face from the blogosphere when leaving. Here’s a dilemma for you – What do you do when you think you recognize a person from their blog? Would you be comfortable with someone walking up to you because of your blog? 🙂

Just next to it is the Taipei Story House which was featuring an exhibition about old Taiwanese brands.

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei Story House, Bao-An and Confucius Temples

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei Story House, Bao-An and Confucius Temples

 

Not too far away, maybe 15 minutes walk, are the Bao An and Confucius temples. The contrast between the two is perhaps a good introduction to the differences between Daoism (/Taoism) and Confucianism, endless Gods and rituals compared against the simpler name and wisdom scrolls.

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei Story House, Bao-An and Confucius Temples

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei Story House, Bao-An and Confucius Temples

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei Story House, Bao-An and Confucius Temples

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei Story House, Bao-An and Confucius Temples

(Here’s an exercise for you, which of those last photos is Bao-An temple and which is Confucius temple and why?)

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