If there is one place you’d want to visit for an historical adventure, where would it be and why?
As for me, it’s got to be China – not that because I have chinese blood running into my veins but when it comes to historical adventures, for the sake of the tour, the experience and education – China is one place that comes into my mind. Maybe because we can expect a brand new kind of atmosphere and ambiance when you go to China. Plus, I definitely would want to visit the Great Wall of China at some point, too.
Just a secret between us – though I may look very feminine and girly in personal life.. I had this kind of a dream of wanting to be an adventurer when I was young. Not the type who just wanted to travel from one place or another but just the type of traveling of finding new things, learning more from historical places and getting to know more about their stories more than the books can ever tell us – just like an archaeologist do. Don’t you think that would be thrilling and exciting all at the same time?
I guess this is also one of the reasons why I am always attracted to anything that has a mystery to it. It’s all astonishing for me – I sometimes wonder why things from before doesn’t exist now? Though, obviously.. it’s because things has changed and evolved with time. I just sometimes wonder and thought that maybe it would be really nice if I was able to live in that moment in the past – then again, maybe it’s just a childish part of me that’s acting up or maybe I am just simply bored with the modern thing that we all have right now. I just somehow feel.. there is much elegance to the remnants in the past that doesn’t exist now in modern time. After all, rarely do we people give importance to the structure and surroundings we have currently in the place that we live in.
Anyway, it has been a long kind of dream and I honestly don’t see myself being able to travel the whole world learning about historical events and artifacts. I wish I can though.. but right now, it may not be possible. Thus, I give high appreciation on this new book from a very renowned historian, Ronald Knapp: Chinese Bridges: Living Architecture from China’s Past – this book also received astounding reviews on its architecture, illustrations, photographic beauty and material culture explanation. It definitely changes a person’s view on what China is truly all about. It’s truly worth checking it out!