Photo of USTDC courtesy of Les Duffin

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Compound and Airport Photos -- 2006

Larry "Skip" Byler was back in Taipei in 2006 and took these shots. He wrote:

These are some of the pictures I took in 2006:
  • #1 is the HSA compound as it looks now. [HSA West]
  • #2 is the old PX compound, now a city Park. [HSA East]
  • #3 is taken from the window of my hotel, The Imperial Palace, about four blocks from the old Lin Kou Club, downtown.
  • The next few are of the Sung Shan air base, where I worked for the Provost Marshal's Office (PMO). It looks the same as it did in 1969.







2 comments:

George said...

Skip and Don,

Thanks for posting these photos. The first two of the compound entrances especially...you've helped me see how they look today. The Sung Shan Airport Building really hasn't changed much at all. Very Interesting how everything has changed over time though.

George

Don said...

George, if you have Google Earth, type the following coordinates under the "Fly to" tab:

25 04'09.82N 121 31'23.33E

That will take you to the approximate location where Skip took the photos. To the left is the stadium where the West Compound used to be and to the right is the park where the East Compound used to be.

Just to the north of the park is the art museum and I believe that USTDC was just to the east of the museum.