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... in their place. Even the house showed the differences between where the men spent time (much more elaborate furniture, libraries and in the front of the house where there was more light) and where the women might knit or do handiwork (definitely no reading and in the interior where there was no natural light). The windows in these homes were covered with silk screen paintings that added color and still allowed light to pass through.
We had a great ...
... br> Had a fabulous day, and really enjoyed spending time with everyone. I also met Helen, who is Richard Kemp's assistant on the Project, a lovely lady.
After we got back to the hotel Richard arrived with Jintao and they took me out to dinner. It was great catching up with Richard again.
... Partnership Schools checking in.
Luke Reddington was talking to the other students from Writhlington: Louis Paddon, Issac Soccorsy; Chloe Simms; Lydia Simmons, Adam Benney and Otta Brown. He looked up and saw me and his mouth opened in surprise as Rachel hadn't told them I would be there!
I went to Shantang Street with them in the evening. It was so lovely to spend time with the students and with Rachel.
Day 8|Thursday Today we took part in the school athletics. There were not many events compared to our school sports. These were throw the ball, relay, tyre rolling and 4 legged race. They were all lots of fun. At school lots of kids wanted a photo with us or signature. Even a hug and they would run off ...
... garden. The physical centre is a pond surrounded by roofed walkways and pavilions, all decorated with trees, flowers and rockeries. It is so cleverly designed with scenes beyond scenes, and gardens within gardens. Based on illusion the scenes change based on season and time of day. The rooms in the buildings were clearly defined, music, painting, drawing, and one called The Hall of 10,000 volumes.
We then had a short ...