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Photo Friday – pots of colour Xi’an

June 12, 2009

Are the Terracotta Warriors really as old as experts claim, or do they just come from factory, new?

Both are true. Both types are made in China and both are top quality. One thing you can do on route to the genuine site of the warriors, is to take a side trip to the official factory and see how these things are made en-masse. When you’ve finish listening to the well practiced speech from the guide, you can walk around and look at the other ceramics being made, painted and glazed. It’s a potter/ceramic artists haven.

While the Terracotta Warrior statues are a dull brown colour, figurines, tiles and other creations are intricately hand-painted in bright colours. I was taken by these ceramic pots that I took a couple of shots to see how they would look in an image.

by Cate

by Cate

 This post is part of Photo Friday @ Delicious Baby. For more great Friday photos click here: Delicious baby

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14 Comments
  1. June 12, 2009 12:38 pm

    That’s a beautiful photo!

  2. June 12, 2009 2:43 pm

    Love the color! Very colorful picture!

  3. June 12, 2009 2:54 pm

    A simple picture, but beautiful.

  4. June 12, 2009 3:25 pm

    What a different perspective with that picture. Actually at first I thought it was a calligraphy class. Great shot!
    Photo Friday – Beautiful Lago Amatitlan

  5. June 12, 2009 4:47 pm

    Great photo. the repeating shapes accentuated by the bright colors just grab the eye. Beautiful.

  6. June 12, 2009 5:02 pm

    Oh! That’s a great photo!
    Keep ’em coming – I’ll be looking forward to seeing more posts from you on Photo Friday (& of course, on other days too!)

  7. Cate permalink
    June 12, 2009 5:28 pm

    Hey everyone, thanks for the comments. I think having a dark background makes the colours pop out more, and it is an unusual photo subject for a travel picture.

    I really enjoyed participating in photo Friday. Sorry If I haven’t made it to your site yet but I’ll try to do so before the day ends if not then next week!

  8. June 12, 2009 6:19 pm

    Awesome shot! I love the lines and contrasting colors.

  9. June 13, 2009 4:35 am

    Love the color combination in this shot and how the background of the shot sort of fades away–drawing your attention to the foreground.

  10. June 13, 2009 6:41 am

    Great photo! I like the contrasting colors.

  11. nomadicmatt permalink
    June 16, 2009 12:54 pm

    beautiful colors

  12. Erica Johansson permalink
    June 17, 2009 4:58 pm

    A dark background definitely makes the photo stand out more.

    This entry reminds me of when we did pottery in elementary school. Pretty fun. But the result of my ceramics were no where near as beautiful as the ones on the picture above.

  13. June 17, 2009 8:39 pm

    Thanks again for the wonderful comments, this shot even appeared on Gadling. Hmm perhaps I should make it into a card or something.

  14. June 21, 2009 12:14 am

    China…master knock-offers. If they can do Terracotta Warriors, they can do Louis Vuitton! 🙂

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