NOW THAT WE'VE REACHED RETIREMENT, WE'RE OFF TO START THE NEXT ADVENTURE IN OUR LIVES. COME ALONG AND SEE WHERE WE'VE BEEN!
Quoted From A Fellow Traveler:
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.
Friday, January 30, 2009
We visited Forbidden Gardens in Katy Texas Friday afternoon. Forbidden Gardens offers you a miniaturized tour of the Forbidden City of China. The tour was very interesting but I was not able to get much information about the construction, the owner, or history of the Forbidden Gardens, so I turned to the Internet. I was able to find some great information that answered all my questions at Roadside America . Below are some of the pictures taken during the tour. Pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them.
Joyce sitting at the gates where the tour begins.
Main Entrance Bridge beyond the Main Entrance
First look at the Terra-Cotta Army
Scaled to 1/3rd the size of the originals
There are over 6000 replicas
The follow signs discribe the pictures below them.
"Hall of Supreme Harmony"
Garden of Tranquil Longevity
Palace of Motherly Tranquility
Ci Ning Garden
Hall of Martial Spirit
West Glorious Gate
These pictures show the detail of the building construction.
This is a small representation of the actual table.