…..in Santa Ana has such spectacular special exhibits that when Ann asked me if I’d like to go to the ‘WARRIORS TOMBS and TEMPLES’ exhibit I jumped at the chance. As Ann is now retired (but active as ever in all manner of civic duties) and living in California City, the logistics and date were somewhat of a challenge. We finally settled on the final week of the show and Ann picked me up for the hour’s ride which gave us a chance for great fun catching up.
I loved seeing all the school children….
Some in uniforms…….
Here’s a group getting corralled ……no easy task as they waited in the lush mission-style courtyard with its fountains, shade trees and colorful flowers not to mention the singing rocks!
The signage was superb and the additional use of a head set helped immensely with all the information one had to absorb.
The timeline of the Qin, Han and Tang Dynasties
From the terra cotta army of Qin Shihuangdi
We loved this life-sized horse unearthed from the same tomb compound
Although numerous, the Han figures are much smaller than the Qin warriors, suggesting that the Han rulers symbolically demonstrated restraint & frugality.
Strike a pose Ann….
Lots of domestic animals but we loved the horses most of all!
A teacher lecturing her charges.
Another magnificent horse.
Dig this gold dragon!!!
O.K., time for lunch!
TANGATA, the restaurant at the Bowers is one of the Patina group….need I say more?
I’m so happy, why is that man scowling?
Hi Jessica…………more bread please………
This took the idea of a cobb salad to a whole new level.
Thank you so much Ann for the delicious treat.(Oh, did I mention the creme brulee?) And for the great pleasure of your company!!!