Last week we headed to Ludwigsburg which is about a 25 minute drive from house depending on traffic to see two different things. First we headed to the MHP arena to see the Terracotta Army Exhibit which talked about the famous Emperor Qin's Terracotta Warriors. For those who aren't sure about this it is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. The Terracotta warriors were placed in the emperor's burial chamber to protect him in his afterlife. The warriors were found March 29, 1974. I have always found this discovery interested and was excited to visit the exhibit. Interesting piece of information, the original warriors were painted different colors but over time the color was lost.
Next, we travel to Ludwigsburg Palace which is one of the largest Baroque building in Europe and explored the gardens. We visited it last fall right after we arrived and the garden were already in winter mood, so we figured we would go back and see it in the summer. We weren't disappointed. We pay our admission and extra for a map and started to explore the area, which was much bigger than I thought. The palace garden grounds hosts a Pumpkin fest from Sept 2- Nov. 6, where everything is focused around pumpkins. There is food, pumpkin races, pumpkin art, pumpkin craving and weighing of pumpkins. It was being set up while we were there, so I got some pictures of the pumpkin art.
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