Beijng—A day in the Forbidden City, how to show the architecture, the colors, the gardens, the bridges, and then the interior rooms all so breathtakingly beautiful?
Xian-the Terra Cota soldiers were unbelievable. First of all that they were created-then preserved-found and now being preserved again! It is interesting that the pieces were once colorful. The exposure to the air destroys the color, so in our efforts to recover and preserve them we have managed to lose some of the original beauty. However, it is still a spectacular site!
Yes, that is me in Tiananmen Square…with the guide’s flag…more than scary given my navigational skills! I managed to get us lost in Bejing, and lose our souvenirs from the Mao museum all on day one!
How did we get here?? We climbed of course. Got my souvenir badge to prove it! The view from the top of THE GREAT WALL is spectacular. We have to wonder how they built it way back then. Interesting to walk along the wall and think about how and why it was built. AND then to realize that it shows up as a global landmark from space. Makes me feel big and small at the same time!
We're Montie and David, and we are always looking for an adventure. I am the writer and David the photographer. Because of this division of labor you will see me in more pictures than him, and probably because I am the one making the decisions about what to print and what to write. That being said, I could not do this without his great skill and vision. The photos you see in the section above are samples of some of our adventures which include the random weekend fancy and our many planned excursions all over the world. I hope to be blogging about them all as we go along. See more of David's great photos by following him on Instagram at ravinslavin.