The Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

Water and lights show at the Goose Pagoda in Xian.

While exploring Xian on our China Odyssey we visited the Wild Goose Pagoda where there was a great water and lights show on that evening.  The Giant Wild Goose Pagoda is a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi’an, built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty. We were lucky enough to arrive at just the right time to get ourselves good standing…

The Great Mosque

The Great Mosque of Xi’an is completely Chinese in style

After spending the morning exploring the famous XianCity wall we all headed to the Muslim quarter of this beautiful city. Here we got to explore the huge market and shop filled streets. As the starting point of the famous Silk Road, Xi’an attracted traders from the West since the 1st century BC. During the 8th…

Lotus Flower in Xian

Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

One of my most carefree and untroubled moments during our China odyssey was sitting down and enjoying the peace and tranquility of the lotus pond at a park in Xian.   A lotus flower is a symbol of purity which rises unsullied through muddy water. It is also one of the Eight Buddhist symbols of…

The Magnificent Mist covered Xian Wall

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

Foreshadowing is a literary device in which an author hints certain plot developments that perhaps will come to be later in the story. It is used to arouse the reader, viewer or listener about how the story will proceed and mentally prepare them for how it will unfold. Exploring the magnificent city walls of Xian during our China Odyssey was definitely an…