About the Book
Open the book and begin a journey into the ancient countries of Sogdiana (now part of Uzbekistan), Burma (now Myanmar), and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), across China and the Taklamakan desert and into the rock-cut caves of India. Through her photographs and personal experiences, Maria Drumm guides the reader on a visual exploration of not only the caravan routes but also the maritime route of the “Silk Road” passing around the straits of Malacca, Cambodia and Vietnam. Images taken from 2006 to 2013 reflect the ancient heritage of these travels. The reader will explore many of the places visited by Marco Polo in the 13th century and understand his fear of being shipwrecked or lost in the desert.
Features & Details
- Category Travel
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Publish Date Dec 13, 2014
- Language English
- Tags Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Samarkand, Kyrgyzstan, Issyk-kul, TianShan, China, Sarnath, Kashgar, jiaohe, Xian, Egypt, Cambodia, Vietnam, Bodhisattva, Buddha, Hindu, Hinduism, Jainism, Sogdiana, Stepwell, KinLun, Karakoram, caravanserai, Uighur, Xiongu, Alexandria, Horus, Edfu, Hatshepsut, Petra, Nabateans, Bombai, Mumbai, Elephanta, Cochin, Dhow, Ceylon, Mamallapuram, Myanmar, Burma, Champa, Angkor, Myson, Silk Road, Tash Rabat, Ajenta Caves, Ellora Caves, Gujarat Salt Flats, Little Rann of Kutch, Mount Kailasa, Kailasanatha Temple, Turugart Pass, Taklamakan Desert, Turpan Depression, Dunhuang Caves Mogao Caves, Bezlektik caves, Jordan India, Sri lanka, Strates of malacca, Asiatic wild ass, Pamir Mountains, Hindu Kush, Himalaya Mountains, Tien Shan, Flaming Mountains, Bactrian camels, Big Goose Pagoda, Lord Shiva, Sigiriya Damsels, Lion rock, Shore Temple, Singuttara Hill, Shwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, Khmer Empire, Angkor Thom, Maritime Silk Road, Ha Long Bay
As a mother of six and grandmother of nine, I am blessed. I feel it has been a privilege for me to visit and enjoy so many different cultures and I want to inspire people to appreciate the diversity and splendor around us. After a 20-year career in Law, I retired and taught International Trade and Cross-Cultural Communication at Anhui University in China from 2002-2005. I also taught spring semesters in 2012 and 2013 in south India. My photography has won awards around the world with an exhibition in Tokyo last year and many medals from international competitions. I have also been awarded an National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship in 1980 and was a member of the first group of women attorneys to go to China in 1985. In 2004 I was given the Yellow Mountain award for excellence in teaching in China.I am very proud to have been able to finish this book and I hope many will be inspired by it. Enjoy your journey as I have mine!