China - September 2006

Xi’an

Photos by Walt & Gloria Fogler-Mancini

 

We spent most of the next day at the archeological site of the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi and his terracotta army. Qin was the first to unify China in the 3rd century BC.

The city peaked during the Tang Dynasty when it was at the eastern end of the Silk Road in the 7th-10th centuries.  The Muslim Quarter is home to the Great Mosque and “Hui” community.

Xi’an is the city that was China’s capital for over 4000 years beginning around 2200 BC.  We stopped at the South Gate City Wall and saw a dramatic presentation of the imperial court.

The photographs were taken with Leica digital cameras, the D-LUX 2 and R9 with a digital back.  If you are interested in prints or copies of these or other images from China, please e-mail us at fogler.mancini@sbcglobal.net.                                      

September 11, 2007                                                                                                                            wgfm

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