We also visited the Confucius temple nearby and, just... how can someone make such magnificent carvings in stone when I can't even draw a flower.
Intellectuals lived large.
You know you did something meaningful in your life when someone makes an alter to honor your work.
When I see these beautiful characters that are actually carved in stone I wonder how someone can make it look so beautiful when my characters just look like sloppy scribbles. Hopefully calligraphy class helps, haha.
We were surprised by the amount of slabs filled with Chinese characters that the intellectuals at the time had to memorize in order to pass the civil service exam.
This gateway is just beautiful in every single way, even the color scheme is perfect. I dare say it has more fashion sense then me...
What is life, when the Chinese have green water that matches a Temple's design.