Beijing, again and again

There was a trip to Beijing in March.  In addition to our spectacular morning at Panjiayuan, we also ventured to 798 Art District, Lama Temple, and the Drum Tower.  Wow!  I love an exhausting day of walking and discovering in a big city.

Enjoy.

Jingdezhen

A little solo trip to the ceramics capital of China warmed my soul.  Porcelain, pottery and perfection – oh my!

The talented people in Jiangxi Province began making ceramics about 2,000 years ago, during the Jingde period of the Song Dynasty.  The classic blue and white started here.  THE blue and white … in the 14th century.  They also invented a red underglaze.  The celadon is abundant too, and pure white. The Chinese regard the kilns as famous.  This area has produced wares for imperial families and royalty around the world, and a few things for me.

Enjoy the first post on this beautiful place.