Did you know that the Grand Hotel is built on the former site of the Taiwan Grand Shrine?
Did you know that today's Chungshan North Road was originally called Chokushi Road?
Did you know that the road was built as a pathway to the shrine, in preparation for a visit by Japanese Crown Prince Hirohito in 1923?
Frequent contributor George Dean alerted me to this Wikipedia article that provides a brief history of the Taiwan Grand Shrine. Included in the article is this Japanese painting of the shrine. At the bottom of the painting you'll see the bridge that I discussed yesterday.