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The ultimate jigsaw puzzle

To grasp of the magnitude of the terracotta warriors in Xian you have to look at both the overall installation (the picture below is one of at least three areas).

and close up. There are many different figures with different hair styles, facial features and positions…and they were all painted. The number of craftsmen who worked on it must have rivaled the size of an army!

Putting it all together in the first place was an amazing feat. Rebuilding it is even more of one.

Crafts people are still working on it now, rebuilding the figures for future generations to appreciate. It has to be the ultimate jigsaw puzzle.

For Becky of Winchester’s July Squares: Perspective.

Bee’s point of view

Close-up of a honey bee on a sunflower. Another bee, on the edge of the photo, is flying in to join it.
I wonder what the bee sees.

Seeing things in black and white

Sometimes it is interesting to take a look at a picture without color to see what grabs your eye. I’m continuing my exploration of black and white. Never thought something that sounds so simple could be so complicated.

With color removed, a black and white of the image above allows the textures to really shine.

Does the black and white change your perspective of the photo?

For Becky of Winchester’s July Squares: perspective, and Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Looking up, looking down

Looking up at the top of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian, China.
Looking down from the top window

Notice how different the size of the incense burner appears in the two photos?

This is the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian, China. Although the Wiki says that the Chinese name actually means “big swan goose”. From the top you get views that make you realize how very large the city of Xian is.

I visited in 2014 with my dad. So glad we had a private guide: he was tired and I was able to park him with the guide and climb to the top. So glad I got to see the city from that perspective.

Another perspective: Sometimes traveling with an older parent can be similar to traveling with a child. They both get tired and fussy in the late afternoon! Ice cream is often a good solution for that.

For Becky of Winchester’s July Squares: Perspective.

Where the seas meet

I intended to post this along with yesterday’s post but was too sleepy to remember that detail when I remembered that I had forgotten to do my daily perspective post last night.

A man sitting and watching the water at Cape Reinga, toward the intersection of the Tasman Sea and the South Pacific Ocean.
Sitting on top of the world.

I believe that the ripples and color change in this photo are the type of characteristics that the sticks in the chart in yesterday’s post, A different way to see the sea, represent.

Photo taken at Cape Reinga, the north-most part of New Zealand’s North Island.

For Becky of Winchester’s July Squares: Perspective.

Sky is in its name-Tianamen Square

Tianamen in Beijing.

I was amazed at the size of Tianamen square. The people look small and the lines of lamp posts and fountains marching off to the large buildings that look small in the distance. Appropriately (since “tian” means sky) the sky also helps to give perspective, the one thing big enough to stand up to its magnitude.

For Becky of WInchester’s July Squares: Perspective.