My adventurous cousin has provided more photos from her extensive sojourn in China, this time in Xi’an in central China, whose settlement dates back at least to the neolithic.


Elaborately painted roof trusses in Xi'an
Elaborate designs and bright colors mark these roof trusses in Xi'an.
Lanterns Grace the Streets
Red lanterns grace the streets in Xi'an.
Looking out the window of an ancient building.
A window in an ancient building opens onto the modern in Xi'an.
Elaborate Garbage Can
Even the garbage cans are beautiful -- this dragon-topped bronze garbage can cover keeps the aesthetics right in Xi'an.



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