Sunday, August 23, 2009

Mountains of Northern China



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

The picture above shows the mountains of China north of Beijing. The picture was taken from the Great Wall in June, 1990. This was originally a slide which I scanned, so the quality is not great. But I found it amazing that the wall could be built through such mountainous terrain.

12 comments:

rainfield61 said...

There is a saying that "you won't be a hero if have not visited the Great Wall."
You are now a hero.

Baron's Life said...

Majestic to say the least...Have a great Sunday George
Berge

Hélène Glehen said...

How lucky you are to have visited the Grande Muraille. Wonderful memories you must have.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Quite the engineering feat isn't it???

Sunny said...

Amazing!
Enjoy your day.
Sunny:)

Sharon said...

I guess that's why it is listed as one of the 7 Great Wonders of the Medieval World! How great that you have seen this magnificent sight!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Beautiful!

Janie said...

Wow, the mountains are beautiful and rugged. Must have been quite a task, building the wall through there.

Cheryl /Ashton said...

Its beautiful!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Enlarging the picture really shows the ruggedness of the area.These old pictures hold lots of treasure.
Blessings,Ruth

Angie - theArthurClan said...

You have visited and seen so many amazing places George. I love that you share all of these beautiful places with us through your photos. :)

Hilda said...

Magnificent!

I once watched a historical documentary about the construction of the Great Wall. It was horrendous.