Thursday, March 22, 2012

Chen Family Temple

We visited the Chen Family Temple on March 18.  This was set up as a school originally in the 1890s for the children of the Chen Family which consisted of several families in Guangzhou by that surname.  The school lasted about 20 years.

In later years, after the Cultural Revolution destroyed most of the artifacts, the academy was turned into a museum run by the local government.  Only the structures are original.

Photo in the Victory Hotel.

As the entrance appears today

Coming up to purchase tickets for our group to enter the temple, we were surprised to meet our guide from 2008, Helen, who helped us with our adoption of Tian.  She, too, was delighted to see us.

Tian and Helen

Intricate designs

Tian pretending to hold it up

Beautiful etched glass




Ivory carvings

Fine works of art

From the street

1 comment:

  1. Tim,
    I am catching up on your blogging, you are such a great writer, and very detailed. I am glad things are going so well for you. My youngest two kids (which I think I have told you in the past) are also from Foshan, but they are in the ShunDe area. I am so glad that things worked out for you and your family.