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Sam and I set off early this morning for our next adventure with the Shephards. We were accompanying Caroline, her sons, Harry and Mia (yr 10 art student) on a mission to support Mia's art work studying the Han Dynasty terracotta tomb objects. Mia needed to photograph sculptures she had created, in the actual tombs.
The Terracotta Army or the "Terracotta Warriors and Horses" is a collection of sculptures depicting the armies of emperors / kings. ...
Will and I caught the train to Qufu after work yesterday as today is the May Day Holiday.
Qufu is in the north, near Jinan where we were last holiday, and is the birth and burial place of Confucius and his descendants. All the buildings are low rise here as it is considered sacrilegious to build them higher than the temple.
We went to the Kong family temple and mansion today, and then ...
... through security and into what can only be described as a holding pen. I guess this is to be expected for the main train station in a city of over 8 million - see photo of our departure lounge of which there are 15(!!!) in the station. While it's not something any of us with to remember for the rest of our lives mention should be made of what can only be described as the most unbelievable toilets in existence. No doubt many of you have you own stories of this nature ...
... and hard bed carriages. It transpires that we will be in the hard beds. Easy! No doubt you will await that story with interest.
A few more statistics to put into context the size of this place. To date we have stayed in 3 cities. Their combined populations are 20.6 million and this equates to only 14% of the total population.
That's all for this entry. It's midnight and the case of fine Red Wine is calling.
See you tomorrow ...
... a man want!
We have 2 concerts here – both in the Xuzhou Music Hall. One tomorrow (Sunday) night and one Monday afternoon. We have been told to expect another stunning venue so look forward to seeing what this City has to offer.
Xuzhou is the biggest City that we have stayed in. At 8.6 million it has a larger population than both London and New York.
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