Weekly Photo Challenge – Eerie – The Terra Cotta Warriors of Xi’An, China

Posted: November 3, 2013 in Photography

The photos of the Terra Cotta Warriors of Xi’An are wonderful, as is the accompanying essay (with really thoughtful and relevant quotes).

Travels and Trifles

“Only the dead have seen the end of war.”

Plato

This week Cheri has challenged us to illustrate the concept of “eerie”.  For me, the ghostly Terra Cotta Warriors of Xi’An meet the need quite nicely.  Since they were discovered by local farmers in 1974, I’ve looked forward to the day when I might see them in “person”.  This year as we traveled throughout China, I finally got my chance.

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.”
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/search_results.html#uETE7pHxFJkOzir5.99
Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.”
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/search_results.html#uETE7pHxFJkOzir5.9

“Listen up – there’s no war that will end all wars.”

Haruki Murakami

The warriors are part of the funeral tomb of Qun Shi Huang the first emperor of a unified China. They were built from 210 to 209 BC, cover…

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