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Fung Yu

Elevated Scale of Hapiness

Walker Young

North Gate of Taipei — 台北北門(承恩門)

Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan — 臺北市 中正區

March , 2013, 06:53 UTC (14:53 TPE)

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Caption

The Taipei City Walls were established in 1884. In 1875 the Qing Dynasty established the Taihoku Prefecture. Shortly thereafter, the Taihoku Prefect Chen Xing-ju ordered the foundation of a new prefectural capital, with enclosing wall in 1879.

in 1882. The circumference was greater than fifteen thousand feet, and five gates were included. The important North Gate(Bei Men), also known as the Ch'eng-en Gate.

During the early part of the Japanese occupation period, the city walls and West Gate were destroyed, and after Taiwan's retrocession, the East, South, and Lesser South Gates were completely rebuilt. The North Gate alone retains its original appearance and is the only surviving Ching dynasty gate in Taipei.

This panorama not only a small view of Taipei City sight, but also a tiny point in the timescale of human history.

Location

Asia / Taiwan

Lat: 25° 2' 52.89" N
Long: 121° 30' 41.11" E

Elevation: 30.305

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Precision is: High. Pinpoints the exact spot.

Equipment

Canon EOS 5DII + Sigma 8mm f/3.5 fisheye Software: PTGui, Photoshop CS4
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