Terra Cotta Warriors at the Asian Art Museum

Once again, our friend Mel gave Al a tour of the Asian Art Museum for his birthday.  Last year it was The Splendor of the Maharaja which was the history of the maharajas of India and was beautiful and very interesting.  This year  it was the Terra Cotta Warriors and it was fabulous.  Our friend Bob is a docent there, and he gave Al and me and 8 of our friends a private tour of the exhibit.  We all wore headphones so that we could hear what he said, and we got a great history lesson about the First Emperor.  There were 8 warriors and 2 horses, all life-size.  The detail was unbelievable, the faces of the men and the horses looked very life-like.  The exhibit was set up really well, the figures were so close we were just 2 or 3 feet away from them.  The lighting was really dark, as it always is in these exhibits, but for the first time they allowed us to photograph them if we didn’t use flash.  So here are a couple of the warriors, taken without flash.  You can see how close we were to them.

Terra Cotta Warrior

Terra Cotta Warrior

Terra Cotta Warrior

Terra Cotta Warrior

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About sunflowerswank

After working all of my life, I retired in June, 2011. I try to use my extra time to rest, exercise, paint my fingernails, play with my 9 cats, spend time with my husband, Al, and cook healthy and lower fat recipies for us to eat. I try to use as many fruits and vegetables in my menus as I can cram in, sometimes to the complaints of the hubs - LOL! I am also making over some of my old favorites to be heathier with more vegetables in them, and less fat.
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