In 1974, a Chinese farmer unearthed the world famous Terracotta Warriors. They have since been excavated, & are enclosed in an Olympic stadium sized building. This is Pit 1, which is gigantic. There are 3 pits altogether.
Pit 1 contains 6,000 terra cotta warriors
Pit 2 contains 1,400 tc soldiers, & 64 chariots
Pit 3 contains 68 warriors & 1 chariot.
Pit 4 is empty, & the emperor, Qin Shi Huang, died before its completion.
I cannot remember if the archers were in Pit 2, or 3?
Tripods are banned inside the complex, & this was shot using the viewing platform rail, as a support.
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bracasha75 (24589) 2008-09-24 12:52
I have hear about this wariors and nice present from you
Very well done
Gerrit (51935) 2008-09-24 12:57
Impressive site with all those individual warriors. Certainly a great monumental place.
dareco (17134) 2008-09-24 14:25
A very interesting post!!! Nicely composed, good lighting and detail. An intriquing subject. TFS
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2008-09-24 15:14
A classical picture but always lovely to see.
Nice POV and details!
MLINES (12516) 2008-09-24 15:25
Hi Chris, A very good close up of these amazing ceramic figures. Well cropped as the diagonal lines make it dynamic. This shows what good condition they are in. I'd like to visit this site one day. TFS. Murray.
tomszat (1141) 2008-09-24 15:30
Amazing thing those warriors and you captured it very well, I like how you filled the frame it creates the impression that figures are 'walking', very nice details,
TFS & regards,
adores (45229) 2008-09-24 16:41
It's always great to see photos of this place. I like the composition, light and sharpness. I found this place really difficult because of light conditions, don't know if it was because of the weather on that day.
edytungkal (4551) 2008-09-24 20:05
This place i really want to visit and just glad you posted it here, absolutely one of the great site in the world. Thank you for that :-)
izmirli (3989) 2008-09-24 22:51
merhaba dear chris
wonderful interesting ceramic figurs and history.excellent composition.thanks for sharing.well done.
Silvio1953 (141955) 2008-09-25 6:07
Ciao Chris, fantastic view of those famous warriors, great sharpness and good details, I like a lot, bravo, ciao Silvio
I?m happy to see that you problem is resolved, what happen?
Cormac (26565) 2008-09-25 6:38
Great shot Chris! One thing that I see from this is that each of the warriers has a different face. I never realized that before, I thought they were all the same. This makes the army of statues even more interesting and amazing. Thanks for sharing this!
mehmetemin (7231) 2008-09-25 7:42
Good composition! Very nice colors and lights!
marietom (34609) 2008-09-25 13:24
C'est superbe, même si on les voit beaucoup maintenant, c'est toujours beau !
Graal (102752) 2008-09-25 23:39
good presentations of famous Chinese terracotta warriors. Unusual sculptures. Good work. Well done photo.
zeynepe (0) 2008-09-26 1:35
This is the place I want to go nowadays:)The soldiers look amazing... It reminds me the film (a bad one) called "Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperior"
Congrats and have a nice day,
carper (96) 2008-09-28 9:30
I think we have a Terracotta army in a musea in the Netherlands.
It's a imposant periode, good shot and fine note, thanks for sharing Chris, have anice day.
fayeulle (27827) 2008-10-14 21:50
It's always very impressive to see these warriors and soldiers. What a work !
alainh (33201) 2008-12-15 7:41
an unique and impressive place !! fabulous work of the men. thnks to share with us. C'est tout Bon Chris !!