you still go to war?  1 by Nikolay Semyonov

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A real must to visit if you’re ever in Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China.

The Terracotta Army of Han (206BC-24AD). The funerary objects of the king, about 4,800 pieces of colored terracotta warriors and horses about 40 cm (15.7 inches).
There are six pits altogether in the Terracotta Warriors and Horses of the Han Dynasty: three infantry pits, one pottery-guard pit, one cavalry pit and one chariot pit. So far only two infantry pits and one pottery-guard pit have been excavated fully. In the two infantry pits there are about 1,016 pottery figures in Pit No.1 and 1,377 in Pit No.2.
The warriors and horses are basically in good condition and they are all arranged in battle formation of the Chu Kingdom in the early Western Han Dynasty, with soldiers as well as officers visible in the infantry. The soldiers are in different positions: some are standing, still armed with crossbows and in their suits of armor, and some are kneeling.
The look of the broken ancient warrior was a true inspiration to me.


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  • mmargot
    mmargotover 3 years ago

    Oh, my! He really is saying that!
    Beautiful composition and treatment, Nikolay.

  • That’s what I thought. Margot! Thank you for sharing my thoughts and for your warm comment!

    – Nikolay Semyonov

  • Jazzdenski
    Jazzdenskiover 3 years ago

    A must see as you say Nikolay, but I think China is a step too far for me, although I do have a couple of friends in Shanghai. Such an evocative image!

  • Thank youi, Denis! We can’t be too certain as life is long…))

    – Nikolay Semyonov

  • annacuypers
    annacuypersover 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture ! x

  • Anna, glad you resonate! Thak you!

    – Nikolay Semyonov

  • athex
    athexover 3 years ago

    Yes well done

  • Many thanks again, Alan!

    – Nikolay Semyonov

  • VallaV
    VallaVover 3 years ago

    китайцы всегда впечатляли своим трудолюбием и глобализмом)))
    Интересно смотрится фото, будто мумии на раскопках!

  • Валерий, меня этого война взгляд остановил. Спасибо!

    – Nikolay Semyonov

  • berndt2
    berndt2over 3 years ago

    great shot topped off with a very well-considered title, too!

  • Thank you for your kind words, Berndt!

    – Nikolay Semyonov

  • Irina Chuckowree
    Irina Chuckowreeover 3 years ago

    very powerful image indeed!

  • Thank you, Irina! It’s one of those lying in wait for years until I found out how to postwork.

    – Nikolay Semyonov

  • lucin
    lucinover 3 years ago

    Delighted to find this! Haunting look and title.

  • Thank you, Lucin! The look that made me stop to think.

    – Nikolay Semyonov

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