Floral Masonry

One of my favorite mediums of art is Asian stonework – whether statues or the many scupltures woven into temples and palaces, I never fail to be impressed. πŸ’•

Stone Cold

Beware – all who enter here. Come with good intentions or taste good with BBQ – either way. I love the Chinese #chimera statues β€πŸ’• Very majestic looking, but I also feel they would be friendly!

Giddy-up!

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ So cute! They were totally enjoying the statue market 🐴

Ba Ba Black Sheep🎡

Do you remember that old song from when you were a kid?: This sheep looks like the kind of sheep who would sing that song πŸ˜›

Ba Ba Black Sheep,
Have You Any Wool?
Yes Sir, Yes Sir
Three Bags Full 🎡
One for my Master
One for the Maid
One for the Little Boy
Who Lives Down the Lane 🎡

SO MANY #PANDAS!

So many #panda statues! So much cuteness in one place is a little overwhelming β€πŸ˜‚

Charley – happy to guard your door

“Stone Guardian from the Baekje Era”  –  I’m calling him Charley! He just looks so #happy!  He’s probably singing the song in his head 😜  He looks like he’d get along great with #Mushu the #dragon

Gongyi Grotto

#Gongyi #Grottos – one if 4 Famous grottos in #China.  These are places where loyal #monks have carefully carved out thousand and millions of #buddhas and religious #statues into the walls of nearby #caves over CENTURIES!  Unfortunately, many of the ones in Henan were destroyed during the #CulturalRevolution or were defaced by the Western militaries During the wars with #China.  Still an amazing, awe-inspiring sight! Well worth the trip! Thanks to the Henan Provincial Tourism Bureau for sponsoring our trip today – it was lovely!