Saturday, June 20, 2009

Forbidden Gardens of Katy, Texas. Terra Cotta Replica Chinese Soldiers. June 20, 2009

Forbidden Gardens of Katy, Texas is an amazing replica of the famous site in China where Emperor Qin buried over 8,000 terra cotta statues replicating his army for the afterlife.

Forbidden Gardens in Katy, Texas near Houston features over 6,000 replicas of the famous Terra Cotts soldier statues of China
Here I sit (in the Texas sun) in front of the main pit. There are several thousand 1/3 scale fiberglass raplicas here and it is quite amazing to see.

Forbidden Gardens in Katy, Texas near Houston features over 6,000 replicas of the famous Terra Cotts soldier statues of China
A little seen view from behind the Emperor as he surveys his army. Since nobody was around I figured it was OK to scamper around the hillsides a bit for some different views.

Forbidden Gardens in Katy, Texas near Houston features over 6,000 replicas of the famous Terra Cotts soldier statues of China
The detail was amazingly individualistic and precise on each of the men.

Forbidden Gardens in Katy, Texas near Houston features over 6,000 replicas of the famous Terra Cotts soldier statues of China
Also on the site is a huge miniature Forbidden City, thankfully fully covered and in the shade!
For many more larger images and a lot more detail see the photos page.


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5 comments:

Cora June 21, 2009 at 9:41 AM  

Amazing!! I'm looking forward to following you on your trip ~ what an exciting idea.

Scope sent me by the way.

:-)

Alan June 21, 2009 at 10:23 AM  

Ah, thanks Cora, and thanks ro Scope. I am heading NE but may just head more North as Scope and an artist, Dan Lacey, have both invited me to meet them. Scope has been an online blogging buddy for a while. I'll look for the occasional note from you hopefully, I am sure it will cheer my days on the road.
Alan Mizell

Kilimanjaro June 24, 2009 at 9:52 PM  

Always fun if you have time and resources to travel around the world and see places like Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro, Zanzibar, Tsavo, Masai Mara and many more places.

Alan June 24, 2009 at 10:01 PM  

Kilimanjaro - Yes, and it seems a long term dream is going to happen for me. I am lucky to have the resources and support, and to have the desire to live cheaply and close to the land so as to afford it. Actually for what most folks spend for a week at a resort I can stay on the road for a loooooong time!
Alan Mizell

Anonymous,  September 7, 2010 at 7:40 PM  

Saw this for the first time on trip Advisor and then found your site. GREAT photos!!! Have a great trip, Alan and stay safe.

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