Friday, March 12, 2010

Dwarfed by Giants


Rising to 14 feet (4.5 meters) high, the girl befriends a 23 feet (7.2 meters) tall terra-cotta warrior in a fantasy presentation during the 2008 Olympic Games.
Click here if you haven't seen the very unique marionette performance.

After the Olympics was over, both of these giants were housed at the Terra-Cotta Army Museum in Xian.
In the first picture, you can see how they dwarf all the visitors below.

11 comments:

Yvi said...

Hi! :-)

That looks very amazing...

Greetings
Yvi

rainfield61 said...

I am a dwarf as well.

Rose Belle said...

Wonder what's the significant of a Xian soldier holding a little girl's hand? Maybe the past meets the present kinda idea? I love the Qin dynasty. Would love to visit the terra cotta museum and the First Emperor's mausoleum one day.

AVCr8teur said...

Thanks everyone for visiting and commenting.

Yvi: It is amazing standing next to them. I wished I could've have seen them move.

Rainfield61: As so am I.

RoseBelle: You are correct, it is about past meets present and to spread friendship. The museum is huge and still so much more to uncover...

betchai said...

poeple are not only dwarfed, they are mesmerized!

Tes said...

I've come across an article about the Terra-Cotta Museum. Interesting. It's traveling counterpart came here in Houston, but I missed it. Good capture!lentig

Vigor said...

Thanks for sharing all these articles with beautiful photos that we may not know through news or TV. Thanks again and love browsing your sites/photos.
cheers.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Karen, that is amazing.

jam said...

I always think terra cotta is of the size of a normal man. Perhaps I was wrong.

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dot said...

Enjoyed the show. Truly amazing!