Door to the Past

There were a few hundred of these lovely doors (each painted a different way on top). The middle class and nicer neighborhoods in town are still in the old kinda #Traditional style with a big front Door to the courtyard and small rooms for the Family off the center. Very Awesome!  And Beautiful artwork!

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!

Festival Carver

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In Times Gone By

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Student participating in the welcoming ceremony at Sias International University in Xinzheng, China

Standing Guard

Grim-faced Statues still standing guard over the burial grounds of China’s Emperors

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Spring Cabinets

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Hand-painted Wardrobe in a Japanese Temple

Temple of Heavenly Peace

Temple of Heavenly Peace
Temple of Heavenly Peace, Beijing

I was there the same day the President of Pakistan was visiting so they had it closed off for about 15 minutes. Got some great pictures while the people were kept off of it. 🙂