Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage

Terracotta Army

Terracotta Army, Xi’an, China. July 2013

A part of the Chinese heritage includes these thousands of terracotta warriors that were made in the Qin dynasty as part of funerary art for the first Emperor of China to protect him in his afterlife.

I can’t ever forget the experience of getting to visit this in Xi’an, China when I was there four years ago.   Continue reading

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DiSCOVER. Trip to China. Day 7. July 22, 2013.

My favourite day of the trip.

Today was fantastic! I didn’t think that it would top yesterday‘s fantastic events, but it did 🙂

Today, we went to the Terra Cotta Museum in Xi’an. Wow, it was so amazing. Our tour guide, Rose, was able to tell us a lot about the historical treasures. The first time I encountered terra cotta warriors (Italian for ‘baked clay’) was back in elementary school — actually, I don’t remember if it was elementary school or early high school. Either way, there happened to be some terra cotta warriors on show at Agincourt Mall. My parents and I went to see it. They were just on display in the halls of the mall. I remember we took pictures of it (back then, we were still using the cameras with film that had to be developed). Continue reading

DiSCOVER. Trip to China. Day 6. July 21, 2013.

Climbing the Great Wall of China!

Day 6. Thankful.

The entrance sign of the Great Wall

My first view of the Great Wall as our tour bus pulled into the parking lot.

Group picture! We were all pretty determined and ready to climb the steep and stony steps.

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