Monday, October 21, 2013

Northern Capital, Western Peace - A Sketchpacker's Diary (2/2)

Continued from Part 1.

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The Great Wall at Mutianyu

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The Great Wall at Mutianyu

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I meant to finish this sketch of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests
in the evening light after getting back, but decided to leave it as a
reminder that once the moment is lost, sketching it would never be the same...

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Waiting for our train...

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High speed train from Beijing to Xi'an

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Ticket of Xi'an City Walls and sketch of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda (大雁塔)

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The Bell Tower (钟楼) and Drum Tower (鼓楼)of Xi'an

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The Great Mosque. This is the only on-site sketch I did in Xi'an because
the rest of the time I was either on tour or with another bunch of tourists.

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The Muslim Quarter

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Forest of Stone Stelae (碑林) Museum

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Terracotta Army of Qin Shihuang and Qin Shihuang's Mausoleum

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Xi'an night tour

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Shaanxi History Museum artifacts
The museum gives out 4000 free tickets a day.

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Han Yang Ling (汉阳陵), tomb of Emperor Jingdi

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The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests (祈年殿) in the Altar of Heaven Park (天坛公园)

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Buildings and structures around the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests
and Circular Mound Altar (圆丘)

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Things around the Imperial Vault of Heaven (皇穹宇)

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Left: Information on China's music history one one panel
in the Divine Music Administration
Right: People exercising and playing shuttlecock in the Altar of the Sun park (日坛公园)

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Left: Stone boat at Altar of the Sun Park
Right: Lunch at Qianmendajie and Dazhalan, including
siew mai (a kind of dumplings) from the famed 都一处

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Left: My loot from Liulichang (琉璃厂)
Right: Chinese Christian paper cutting of Christ's resurrection

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Waiting for our flight back

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I guess that's all, folks! I hope you enjoyed the sketches and travelogue (I actually kept a separate notebook for a more detailed travelogue), and found the information in the links useful. Hope this also inspires you to keep your own travel sketchalogue! This is one souvenir that you can never get anywhere else!

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