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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Zoom in on glowing warriors

To mark Chinese New Year a display of lantern warriors, modelled on the terracotta warriors, is in Edinburgh
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As with the terracotta warriors, the heads are made separately from the bodies and all are different.  But on the lanterns the heads are solid on top of lantern bodies – which I found a bit odd in the dark.  I will go back to see them in daylight to see how they look then, without the lit up effect.
and yes I have seen the terracotta warriors in Xian, China (10 years ago on a lovely tour)
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looking forward to seeing what everyone else has zoomed on this week – thank you to all participants.

18 comments:

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Those lit up warriors certainly do look interesting, but the darkened heads kind of give it a creepy effect.

Ruth said...

Amazing photos!
I saw some of the Terracotta Army when there was an exhibition at the British Museum a few years ago. The Boy Child was still in the pram and he slept through the whole thing!

Jane said...

wow,amazing photos.

marsha said...

WOW

Ida said...

How interesting. I like the lanterns but I agree the heads in the dark look a bit odd as they aren't glowing like the bodies. Wow those Terra Cotta warriors are fascinating.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Stunning photos. What a thrill it must have been to see the terra cotta warriors.

Prairie Jill said...

Oh, how I would love to see the terra cotta warriors in person! Until then, though, I'm really enjoying your photograph. Love the lantern version, too. Great ZIZO shots!

Alison said...

These DO look a bit odd Helena with the dark heads!
Alison xx

Cheri said...

Love your photo of the real thing! I can't even imagine the amount of work that went into creating that army!

Karen said...

Good friends of ours are going to China this year and we talked with them about what we'd want to see. The terracotta warriors would be one of two things on my bucket list (The Great Wall being the other.) The lanterns are so colorful. I hope you'll post a photo of them if you see them in the daylight.

Jimjams said...

Those solid heads are very off ... but what an interesting thing to photograph. I'm struggling with ZIZO this week ... must get my act together!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love Edinburgh! So much always going on. I love the colors. When I traveled to China, we sadly didn't make it to see the terra cotta warriors.
Rinda

Sian said...

Seeing the warriors is definitely on my bucket list!

I love the paper ones. I wanted to get out to get a picture of the dragon here - there is always a big one in the window of the Chinese supermarket, but sadly I missed it

Miriam said...

What a fabulous ZIZO Helena and a wonderful thing to see even if they do look a bit strange with unlit heads.
It will be interesting to see them in the day.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Those glowing warriors are fantastic, Helena. And I LOVE the photo of you at the end. So cute!!!

bettyl-NZ said...

That's quite an interesting photo of the glowing warriors. I've never seen anything like them.

alexa said...

These are very photogenic and you have a great shot of them, but brrr, those dark heads seem creepy! Oh, I do envy your giving seen the real thing :).

Melissa Stebbins said...

Lovely and I agree the headless effect of the dark heads is a little creepy.