Monday, February 18, 2008

Kunming City Museum

Sorry to not have posted earlier, but Blogger has been giving me problems lately. Since we returned from our travels, we have been laying low. The kids had a cold/bronchial thing for a couple of weeks (another trip to the clinic, but was given some fantastic Chinese herbal cough syrup), then the weather turned colder with rain, which made us lazy on getting out and about. We've been quite spoiled by the blue skies and sunshine of December and January, so the rain must mean Spring is coming soon.

On Sunday we ventured to the Kunming City Museum and learned many things about our adopted hometown. Kunming has a long history, but it really came into being (and had a name change) around 1400 A.D at the beginning of the Ming Dynasty, hence the "Ming" in Kunming.

The pride and joy of the museum - an early Ming era pillar:

Kunming/Yunnan Province was known for its bronze wares. 1400 of the 1600 known bronze drums like this one has been discovered in Yunnan.

C. thought this Yunnanasaurus was cool, unlike his sister, who, when walked into the exhibit room, took one look and bolted towards the exit!

Examples of Ming era Kunming pottery:


Anonymous said...

hola gustavo te mando un gran saludo un abrazo un beso para ann carlos y elena de parte de dona pedro pedrito marcelo y juan que dios los cuide chao.


Anonymous said...

hola padrino le mando muchos saludos para mi tia ANN mis primos Carlos y Elena estamos de vacaciones donde mi tia Estela gracias por los zapatos de futbol tio le cuento que pase a octavo año me despido de ustedes con mucho cariño y le deseo lo mejor chao padrino.

Pedro Avalos.

Anonymous said...

hola tio gustavo

un saludo para mi tia ann y mis primos. Estoy contento porque estoy con mi primo Pedrito, juan y marccelo jugamos mucho y paseamos a muchos lugares fuimos a la playa y a la cruz del tercer milenio, pase a 5to basico con muy buenas notas. chao tio cariños.

Daniel Vega.

Anonymous said...

hola tio gustavo :

Soy Juanito le mando un saludo a todos por alla, pase a 1ro basico y voy a clases en la tarde tengo muchas ganas de comenzar el año escolar. estoy muy contento con mi tia Estela y mis primos.

chao tio un beso y abrasos para todos.

Juanito Avalos

Anonymous said...

hola tio Gustavo soy Marcelo, queria saludarlos a todos mi tia Ann y mis primos, este año voy a la escuela a 3ro basico y tambien tengo muchas ganas de entrar a clases. Estamos de vacaciones en coquimbo donde la tia Estela y el tio Jorge.
me despido de ustedes y que dios los bendiga.


Marcelo Avalos.