I’m on assignment in China

But you can keep up on my day-to-day at my Lonely Planet travel blog, Drink the Water.

A twenty-foot tall wen(文) guardian carrying a book (the ancient kind, made of bamboo) just outside Confucius’s tomb, Qufu, Shandong, China. His partner, a wu(物)guardian stands across from him with a sword. In a battle of wits or brawn, they’ve got Confucius covered.

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