In battle armour with perfect bow One solitary battle left me low Centuries under ground with brothers slept No movement save tears from river wept Weapons stolen whilst we burnt Trapped by 2000 years of dirt Free at last thanks to farmers well. Eight Thousand voices released from hell
Having conquered the land below Qin Shi Huong must prepare for the next life. To remain Emperor an immortal army must be created to protect the tomb.
To get the army ready preparations must start now while I am still vigorous – as the construction will take decades.
No expense must be spared. Each soldier and general will be unique and strong – armoured and armed.
They will be forever placed in battle formation guarding all directions but especially to the direction of our enemies.
I will visit the land of Confucius. His teachings of benevolence and harmony will unite the land so we can prosper.
For generations wars have been fought with no ending. First one and then another tribal leader, prince or “king” grew strong and conquered his neighbours. Soon after to be conquered by another.
But I am different. I will remain strong so that no one can overcome me. Once complete I will unite all of China.
You have longed for this day! Dreamed of this day! Why then are you so fearful!!!
You have been invited/commanded to appear before a dignitary and then perhaps, Heaven Forbid, the Emperor.
In The Forbidden City.
Always seen from afar and always with awe.
Forbidden was not a shallow title. The city is the home for the God like ruler and those who served. Approaching, you will be escorted to the side gates that is designated for people.
The main entrance is reserved for the Emperor ( and his wife only on her single day of marriage).
As you approach the wall a shadow moves just to the side. Was that a whisper calling your name from behind. A touch or just the breeze caressing your arm.
Help them. Find that place. Touch that place. The object will talk to you and reveal its secrets. Embrace that feeling when we touch a castle wall or open a door
Doors, for one, may open a path to their past, allowing you to enter a long ago world at a specific point in their life.
But of all the objects that connect the gifted seeker back in time are clocks. Such is their energy that they can bring you back to different points in time where you can see a story unfold or perhaps dare to interfere and change some aspect.
Beware of what you have adjusted, for it may not be what you thought
Our official guided tour of Hong Kong. Met up with fellow travellers from Calgary, Toronto, and others from the U.S.
Guide was a local who was helpful but not the most knowledgeable about history.
First up was a trip to the island of Lantau – even bigger than HK. Some amazing engineering with bridges and tunnels as well as the climb up with the Gondola up to the base of the statue touted as the Biggest Buddha – outside renditions comparison . On Par with Peak to Peak at Whistler but no snow as it was 30+C)
Although not ancient (1993) the views of the Buddha were still awe inspiring.
Having filled our spirits we were prepared for lunch in the small village. Then a trek back to the city and a visit to the peak in Hing Kong.
At the end of the day a quick look of Temple Market as the shop keepers and hawkers prepared for the night market. Seems like you could buy anything in this market.