I have to admit I had a bit of trouble with X. Until I discovered Xanadu.
Xanadu, or Shangdu, isn’t actually in Jerusalem. It’s not even anywhere near Jerusalem. It’s in Inner Mongolia, China.
But… there’s a link. Marco Polo, the Venetian explorer (or should that be x-plorer?) is alleged to have made a journey from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem to Xanadu.
Good question. I don’t have an answer. I suppose in the 13th century it would have been a fairly difficult journey.
Anyway, it gives me an X word and an opportunity to post a couple of pictures of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
10 replies on “A-Z Challenge: X is for Xanadu”
Well done you! I wondered how you would cope with the X and you have Z to come. Can’t wait for that.
Thanks, David. Z is no problem – except that I haven’t taken the photo yet.
Aha! I see. I wondered how Xanadu was linked (almost used that word in my blog as it was a 1960s pop song!)
The link is more a bit tenuous, but I’m sure you’ll forgive me for clutching at straws 🙂
That’s a lovely church.
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Excellent job making the connection. And the photos are beautiful…of course that includes the location as well 🙂
Thank you 🙂
I loved the way you linked the prompt to your topic! 3 cheers!