Monthly Archives: July 2014

CHINA – MING BRICK AND TILE-MAKING DRAWINGS. Song Yingxing

Beijing. The Ming Tombs. The tomb of Emperor Chang Ling (1424). The displays in the main sacrificial hall, the Hall of Eminent Favour, include sections on various achievements in exploration, trade and literature. They include this on a book called … Continue reading

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CHINA – BEIJING. PORCELAIN KILN EXCAVATIONS. Research posters

Beijing – walking back across town from the back of the Forbidden City, stopped for iced tea and then came across these research posters displayed on the wall just beyond the old Peking University Library  – The Red Building – … Continue reading

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CHINA. XI’AN TERRACOTTA WARRIOR REPLICA WORKSHOP – KILN

We went to the Terracotta Warrior site at Xi’an with a holiday tour guide who offered us a workshop visit first so that we could see how they were made. These visits are generally little more than selling opportunities but … Continue reading

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CHINA: SHANGHAI MUSEUM – MANTOU KILN RECONSTRUCTION

Alongside the Dragon Kiln reconstruction in the Shanghai Museum are two other kilns. This one is a Northern Chinese type known as a Mantou kiln. It is essentially a domed cross draught kiln with a simple firebox, a domed chamber … Continue reading

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CHINA: SHANGHAI MUSEUM – DRAGON KILN RECONSTRUCTION

We have been in China for two weeks visiting Bejing, Xi’an, Guilin, Yangshuo and Shanghai. I was hoping to blog as I went along but the Chinese government have blocked everything Google including Blogger. As a result I have a … Continue reading

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Bristol’s Modernist Architecture: Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul

The Roman Catholic Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul, Percy Thomas Partnership 1973. We had the oportunity to attend a friend’s wedding at the Cathedral on Saturday and experience a full service with a live solo, classical guitar recital and … Continue reading

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REVIEW – COOKING WITH FIRE by PAULA MARCOUX

COOKING WITH FIRE From Roasting on a Spit to Baking in a Tannur, Rediscovered Techniques and Recipes That Capture the Flavors of Wood-Fired Cooking By Paula Marcoux Paperback, 320 pages  (also available as an ebook). ISBN: 9781612121581 (1612121586) Published by Storey … Continue reading

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