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Close-up of one of the huge Bodhisattva sculptures  
   

Close-up of one of the huge Bodhisattva sculptures

The sculpture is not directly cut from the rock, but has been fastened through a wood skeleton, and filled with various types of straw and clay, then smoothed with stucco and painted with bright colors. It is also a monument to the exquisite work of ancient Chinese artisans.
#128 Teaching at Taizhou Teachers College, China (Maiji Mountain Caves in Tianshui, Gansu)

December 18th 2010
Tianshui City is the second largest city in Gansu Province of China, and is located about 4 hours S.E. of Lanzhou, the capitol of Gansu, the largest city in Gansu. Tianshui City, a smaller community of some 5 Million inhabitants, is continuing to develop into a more modern city, but still retains much of the flavor of an older Chinese city along the Yellow River. As one of the main settleme ... read more
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Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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