As a calligrapher, I long wanted to visit Beilin in Xian, China to have a good look at the steles in the museum.
The museum has the biggest collection of steles in China.
Many of the steles are more than 1000 years old. They were first stored in a temple and re-grouped.
Some were damaged in the earthquake a few hundred years ago.
However, I was not that impressed with the way they have presented the exhibits.
The lights were dim and the steles were too close together. It was difficult to read the characters on the tablets and I eventually gave up appreciating the characters on the steles.
So, I only took this picture of the main building of the Museum.
Two years ago, I have a series known as The Impressions of Autumn.
I don’t think I have showcased all the photos.
The picture was taken in BaiWangShan near Beijing during Autumn.
We hiked up the mound which has a circular arrangement of slates with Chinese calligraphy on them.
The leaves have turned reddish brown and have rich Autumnal colors.