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The most beautiful subway stops in the world

29/01/2012

BootsnAll has an article – ‘15 of the Most Beautiful Subway Stops in the World’. Apparently, 2 of the top 5 (2nd and 4th) are in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. These are Formosa Boulevard Station and Central Park Station.

I have been in both stations and they looked impressive indeed. Thanks to former Kaohsiung mayor, Frank Hsieh, for his vision, courage and determination. When he decided to make the bids international, it seemed that domestic companies that traditionally got projects under the KMT regime were really unhappy. The media, the prosecutors’ office and the blue camp seemed to be working together to attack and smear Hsieh. Similar things happened around the construction of 2009 World Games main stadium. Years later, we realised that Hsieh has never been prosecuted for the MRT project because there’s no evidence of wrongdoing and his team have all been cleared. I suspect only those who have firsthand experience understand the hassle during legal investigations and proceedings, especially when the investigating body is biased in the first place. That’s definitely painful.

At the most difficult time, Hsieh quoted the artist, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, “The pain passes but the beauty remains” (痛苦會過去, 美麗會留下). If you have the chance to visit Kaohsiung, do spend some time and look around. You wouldn’t be disappointed. I wasn’t. I actually wish I had more time.

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  1. 30/01/2012 15:05

    民進黨內公媽派和奪權派對謝長廷又妒又恨,謝長廷是才子,多才多藝,其它人大概是草地英雄與謝長廷氣質相去甚遠。

    綠媒和蘇JK長年共生關係,保蘇打謝讓謝的新聞被閒置,一般百姓不知蘇JK上頭條是以小作大,謝則被以大作小,這樣偏差對待是台灣人媒體和傳統老民進黨不公不義的具體表現,民進黨對不起謝長廷,自由時報對不起台灣綠的選民。

    謝長廷沒有自已的媒體只有優秀的子弟兵顯然不足以打破不公不義的現實。
    應該如何發展媒體傳達自已的雄才大略?

    辦週刊吧!統媒新新聞辦得那麼好,但老包的「新台灣週刊」郤收攤!是台灣人不支持政論雜誌?或政論雜誌要以精簡方式存在?

    老包和謝長廷「台灣維新影子電子報」可以合作,出版紙本「最新台灣週刊」,印刷不必精美,彩色不必多頁,人員以謝長廷維新影子電子報的義工來編版,花費減至最低,慢慢做起起,雖然很困難,但不這樣做,手無寸鐵沒有媒體發聲筒,謝長廷將被永遠虧待,繼續被蘇JK團伙虐待、關禁閉。

  2. 09/02/2012 02:58

    Great to see those two fantastic stations on the list!

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