• Black Forest Clocks

    Black Forest Clocks are some of the most popular clocks in the world. This post looks at the history of the clocks and how they've evolved over the centuries. #TBIN

  • The Leshan Buddha built during the Tang Dynasty in the Sichuan Province of China is the largest stone Buddha in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Leshan Giant Buddha

    In 693 AD one of the most colossal undertakings in pre-modern history began taking place. A Buddhist monk named Haitong decided he wanted to build a Buddha statue in the Sichuan Province of China. But it wasn’t going to be just any Buddha statue. This Buddha statue was going to be carved into the side of a mountain next to a river in hopes that the Buddha would be able to control to tempestuous river spirits and allow safe passage to the numerous travelers of that river. After saving alms for 20 years, Haitong saved up enough copper coins to begin building this monumental statue. He enlisted help from other monks, masons and his…