Musings from the Moonroom

Thoughts on Art, Inspiration, Creativity and Spirit


London Calling

London Calling
Yeah, I was there too
An’ you know what they said
Well some of it was true!
London Calling
At the top of the dial
After all this, won’t you give me a smile?

-The Clash

We leave for London on Thursday.  We will be visiting the British Museum to take in the First Emperor: China’s Terra Cotta Army Exhibit. The Terra Cotta warriors are life size figures that were discovered in Xi’an, China by a well-digger in the 1920’s. 

The creation of the warriors was commissioned by China’s First Emperor, Qin Shihuangdi.  Emperor Qin wished to live forever and in preparation for life eternal he commissioned the creation of an army, chariots with horses, and calvary horses. 

Excavations have been conducted at Emperor Qin’s mausoleum complex since 1974.  Archeologists estimate that over 7,000 soldiers may have been created.  About 1,000 soldiers have been excavated so far.

We may also take in the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, perhaps a theatre show, and certainly a spot or two of tea.