Terracotta Warriors: The Grand Banquet & Auction

  The Grand Banquet and Auction was held on the evening of September 27, 2012.  It was a remarkable success. That morning I came to see my Terracotta Warriors together for the first and last time before they were taken to new homes.  The hall was quiet, even serene in anticipation of the evening’s celebration. Continue reading “Terracotta Warriors: The Grand Banquet & Auction”

Terracotta Warriors: The Warrior of Love

This post was to have been the concluding Terracotta Warriors Post.  Having chased my Terracotta Warriors for over a five month period, I never expected that there would be a surprise waiting for me when I slipped into the Continental Seafood Restaurant that September morning, when preparations for the banquet were well underway.  They wereContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: The Warrior of Love”

Terracotta Warriors: Buried Treasure

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ― Lao Tzu Buried Treasure had the farthest journey to make – Whitehorse, Yukon, which is approximately 1,478 kilometres or 918 miles away from Vancouver.  I had to wait until this remarkable Terracotta Warrior came to Vancouver for the Great Banquet and Auction.   He stoodContinue reading “Terracotta Warriors: Buried Treasure”

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: The Son of Heaven

The Son of Heaven was the name bestowed on any sovereign of Imperial China reigning between the founding of the Qin Dynasty in 221 BCE to the fall of Yuan Shaikai’s Empire in 1916.  Emperors were revered as the ruler of “All Under Heaven.”  Erin Foggoa embodied the title, Son of Heaven, with the Dragon,Continue reading “Terracotta Warriors: The Son of Heaven”

Terracotta Warriors: Great Wall and Meng Jiangnu

Lady Meng Jiangnu is the heroine of a Chinese folk narrative.  Meng Jiangnu’s beloved husband, Fan Qiliang, was captured and sent to labour on the Great Wall.  When she did not hear from her husband, Meng Jiangnu set out for the Great Wall, only to find that he had died before she could reach him. Continue reading “Terracotta Warriors: Great Wall and Meng Jiangnu”