After World War II, the KMT government renamed the mountain Yangmingshan and built a park here. Yangmingshan National Park is the only park in Taiwan that has volcanic geography and hot springs.
The magnificent mountainous scenery and comfortable weather have made Yangmingshan National Park a perfect summer resort.
(Photo found on Bing.com)This photo was taken in 1971...over the years the floral clock has had various designs...but this one in 1971 is what I remember that the design looked like when we were in Taiwan (1974-1976).
The park is characterized by a large clock made of flowers with a diameter of 22 feet. Water runs around the flower clock and music is played every hour. The clock is the characteristic of Yangmingshan Park. (Info from Tourism Bureau Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Republic of China (Taiwan).
When my hubby and I were at my dad's visiting, I was able to take photos of quite a lot of old photos. But I didn't get to the photos of the years we lived in Taiwan. There is a photo of my mom pregnant with my brother and sitting in front of this floral clock.
Here is a past photo of me back in 6th grade. Recently, this year book page was posted by a classmate on Facebook! I lost my yearbook, so it was fun to see these.
(I am the 4th one in the front row,
with the two braids and glasses.)
I went to school in Taipei, Taiwan, while our house was actually on "Grass Mountain" aka Yangmingshan...
Here are a few of my memories on Yangmingshan...
My dad was in the Air Force stationed in Shu Lin Kou. I was 10 yrs old when we moved to Taiwan and 12 when we moved to Clark AFB, Philippines. We lived on Yangmingshan in an area of housing set aside for the U.S. Air Force families. It wasn't on the base, but the neighborhood was set in the midst of Taiwanese neighborhoods.
In the mornings, we would walk to the main road to catch our school bus. I went to Dominican School (now called Dominican International School)...