Friday, December 5, 2008

Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs


Our final stop for the day was the Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs. This is a beautiful walk through willow trees, with the walk lined with bigger than life size statues of military officers and animals.

Each statue had a match on the other side of the walkway. And what was interesting about the animals is that there were actually four of each...two the same standing and two the same lying down. That way the pathway was always guarded since there was a pair to 'watch' while the other pair rested.

4 comments:

Jesse said...

Those photos are awesome Diane! I just can't wait until I get to start traveling around.

diane said...

Thanks Jesse. I hope you enjoy all our photos from China.

Jesse said...

By any chance have you been to Norway , Sweden, or Germany yet?

diane said...

Nope...not yet. My husband has not been too enthusiastic about visiting Europe so we've only been to London, Portugal and Madrid. Now that we've got all seven continents done, maybe he'll be more inclined to visit those countries