Lucky Land was a bit of an off the beaten path find for me, though I had long heard of model terracotta warriors to be seen as long ago as two decades back. What I found in this Cultural Center didn’t disappoint. I showed up on a cold weekday. I paid for my admission, entering the grounds with my mask and backpack on unsure of what to really expect.
I witnessed what I can only best describe as the makings of a really amazing Instagram content. There were plenty of pre fabricated backdrops that would lend to a slammin’ timeline. Yet, even though there were multiple photo ops, all of the areas felt authentic in description to the history and culture of China.
I took my time in a widely unpopulated park, music blaring from speakers hidden around the landscaping. what appeared to be the owner offered me a raincheck for when the park would be warmer and more filled as I presume it usually is.
The music selection this week presented harder than usual. Much like how I consider luck in general, I took the approach that there were plenty of opportunities that would possibly fit the location. Yet, only one song would rise to the occasion. The track could have been “China Grove” by The Doobie Brothers, “Lucky” by Jason Mraz, or even “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk featuring Pharrell. However, a 1988 Kylie Minogue rose to the occasion this week, “I should be so Lucky”. Outside of the power electronic 80’s ballad, the catchy chorus is what sold me on including this piece.
The track was also an unexpected find, but a gem that will be remembered well.
So, without further ado, I hope you take care of yourselves this week. And one another.