Dennis McNelis and I served in Taipei during the same period (1973-1974). I don't think we ever met in those days, though it's likely that we saw each other from time to time. Unlike me, Dennis took a lot of photos of the area in those days and I've posted several of them here in the past. He is now in the process of scanning his collection of color slides from that period and I'll likely be posting some of them here also as they become available in the weeks ahead.
Today's image was taken during July, 1973. It was taken from the south end of the old bridge on Chung Shan North Road. You're facing southwest and the area behind the billboards is where the zoo was located. Note that one of the signs is advertising Royal Crown Cola.