Monday, April 16, 2012

...Tang Dynasty Culture Park...

In addition to our classroom experiences, our group from University of Kentucky has learned a great deal about Chinese history and culture during a variety of excursions.   These are some photos from our day at Tang  Dynasty Culture Park and Big Wild Goose Pagoda.  Xiaolan and Dr. Henry coordinated a very pleasant day, complete with an English speaking guide who demonstrated Chinese calligraphy, to an evening performance of Tang dynasty era dance, folklore and music.  After an interpretative tour of the bell tower, drum tower, temples and art displays, we spent the afternoon walking through the poetry garden and enjoying the bronze statues that depicted both modern and historical figures. 
Tang Dynasty Culture Park Information

Stacey in the Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Stacey and Kelly, circa 618 - 907

Ben recognizes a few of the Chinese characters.

Joe Ratliff, our group's professional photographer.
Joe came for 2 weeks to complete his graduate work.
He works at Henry Clay High School, Lexington, KY.

Kevin at Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Carrie enjoying the historical tour

Statues representing the Chinese Zodiac

We thought these statues looked like ASL!

Xiaolan's son, Teddy, joined us at the park.  He manuevered his little truck like a pro.
Here, Bill offered him a hand up a long incline.

Bubbles always seem to delight children.

The cultural performance featured outstanding costumes.

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