Terracotta Warriors: Romantic Journey to the Land of the Dragon

This Terracotta Warrior lived up to his promise of a romantic journey.  I found him guarding the gates of the famous Continental Seafood Restaurant known to offer a succulent repast to weary travelers. The aroma of sweet-smelling food tempted me to forget my mission. I stood firm! It was rather exciting taking photos in betweenContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: Romantic Journey to the Land of the Dragon”

Terracotta Warriors: Reflect Upon the Glory Days

  The Terracotta Warrior guarding the grand entrance of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce bears an all-embracing name: Reflect Upon the Glory Days, Be the Eternal Power of Canada. The first recorded visit by Chinese people to North America was in 1788. It was a small contingency. Only 30 to 40 men came from ChinaContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: Reflect Upon the Glory Days”

Terracotta Warriors: Mystical East, Ancient Land of Civilization

With his death,  the First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang  was said to have transformed into a powerful Dragon. From that time on, the Dragon became the symbol of empire, portrayed in imperial yellow with five claws on each foot.  The dragon narrative, however, pre-dates the First Emperor by decades.  Legend has it that a carpContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: Mystical East, Ancient Land of Civilization”

Terracotta Warriors: Base Stone of China

The Great Wall of China is made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood and other materials. Qin Shi Huang, the First Emperor of China, is credited for building the first wall between 220 – 206 B.C.  It was to be the first of many walls, which were later joined together to form the strong fortificationContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: Base Stone of China”