In this final part of the river cruise picture essay, we take a short excursion on shore to the Jingzhou Museum.
On the beautifully landscaped grounds of the museum complex.
The itinerary for the day.
One building of the museum complex. Such architecture reminds me of buildings on a university campus.
A flowering tree on the grounds.
An information plaque. Note the “no smoking” requirement at top.
The sky may be hazy, but one can see a reflection in the water in this photo. Was it Coleridge that gave us the poem, Xanadu? This may be what he saw in his mind’s eye.
Western tourists entering part of the museum complex on this late Spring day.
This next view appears to be adjacent to the previous one.
Inside one of the museum galleries.
The Han Dynasty was contemporary with the ancient Roman Empire. And, both were aware of the existence of the other through trade over the Silk Road.
Another ancient artifact.
A beautiful object from the remote past. Men’s bodies may crumble to dust, but some of their works endure.
An intriguing object.
Subjective interpretation? Nevertheless, an interesting work of art.
Our blog’s photographer who we thank for these images from far away China.
A local person in daily life.
This concludes the river cruise picture essay. After some essays on other topics, we will return to southern China for more pictures taken at Kunming, Dali, and at Lijiang.
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