FROM HERE TO THERE. xian

FROM HERE TO THERE. xian

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THERE TO HERE. xian

THERE TO HERE. xian

That’s right folks…helmets ARE for suckers!

Looking past that, the various ways people get around in Xian is

inventive & practical, although not always the safest.

TERRACOTTA WHO? xian

TERRACOTTA WHO? xian

The terracotta warriors. This masterpiece of historical China was awe-inspiring and overwhelming…and keep in mind these were only discovered in the 1970’s when some farmers were digging for a well!  Amazing.

The terracotta figures are life-sized. They vary in height, uniform, and hairstyle in accordance with rank. Most originally held real weapons such as spears, swords, or crossbows. Originally, the figures were also painted with bright pigments, variously coloured pink, red, green, blue, black, brown, white and lilac…to be honest, I prefer them faded.