Moslem District, spelled as such. The same night I had my first stick of street food.
Hey, sorry, these are basically out of order. One of them is even upside-down. Sorry not sorry? I’m beat from the school field trip to the dam and…don’t really care about the presentation as much as I usually do. So, Xi’an!
Featuring: Palace Museum, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda (within Daci’en Temple), Moslem District, Terracotta Art Factory, Terracotta Soldiers site (!), and…that’s all that’s here.
Giant Wild Goose Pagoda: aka A Really Cool Place I Studied in Art History Once
…but then I tripped. Photographic evidence right here.
Palace Museum: three entire floors of awesomeness.
Whoops. Right-side-up, it’s fascinating how the style and actual language differ.
Old-fashioned well, out of commission due to modernity.
Terracotta hand. Do you SEE the color? DO YOU? This is a hint of what the soldiers looked like, fresh from the earth.
One typical Tang Dynasty aesthetic: feat. curvy women!
TERRACOTTA SOLDIERS. I JUST. OH MAN.
SO. COOL. I was *this* close to going into Chinese archaeology, and this is a great deal why.
The kiln. Still in use.
What’s so exciting about this: there’s still stuff buried. CAN YOU IMAGINE.
Blurred selfie because EXCITEMENT.
Exhibit A: Random Chinese Person standing really close to our group and either listening in, staring at one/all of us, and surreptitiously taking a picture of us or all of the above. Gotcha.
Terracotta Art Factory
Not wholly unfamiliar, but unfamiliar enough that I didn’t offer any incense myself.
Did I tell you about biking the entirety of Xi’an’s city wall? Because that happened. Yeah. Point to any–and I mean any–section, and I’ll be like ‘PFFFFF rode that.’
Also: I LOVE MUSEUMS. ERMGAD.