A couple weeks ago, I got to see the paper pandas from the World Wildlife Fund on display between the National Concert Hall and National Theater, which are right next to the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial.

Pandas hanging out near the gate

Pandas hanging out near the gate

The display contained more than 1000 pandas and some other bears that have been touring around Taiwan.

With the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial in the background

With the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial in the background

Unfortunately, the bright lights from the theater and concert hall made some photo angles a bit difficult–I would’ve liked to see the buildings more clearly as they are quite impressive.

Some of the pandas even wore hats for the occasion

Some of the pandas even wore hats for the occasion

The pandas are the work of French artist Paulo Grangeon and supposedly made from recycled paper.pandas2