About a year ago my husband Brad and I took a trip to Asia. While there we spent a week traveling through China. From the first moment we landed in Bejing, our first stop, I was in awe of how modern everything felt. Even our hotel, which was was located in the Dongchen district right next to the Forbidden City, one of the older parts of the city, was very modern. This district of China contains buildings that are thousands of years old. I noticed that even the architectural details on these building are what we now consider "modern" details and designs.
Our second stop was Xi'an which contains one of the worlds greatest treasures, the Terracotta Army. The warrior's armor reminded me so much of a modern concrete motif you see in the exterior of contemporary architecture.
I hope you have enjoyed this little trip half way around the world and you too can take modern inspiration from these ancient cities.