Sunday, October 11, 2009

Climbing the Great Wall



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

This is a scan of a slide made in 1990 at the Great Wall. In 1987, on my first visit there, I climbed the wall from the gate at Badaling, hear the buildings in the foreground, to the watch tower on the ridge at the right of the picture. Our host told me that climb made me a Hero of the People's Republic.

11 comments:

rainfield61 said...

You know, I am not a Hero of the People's Republic yet.

Chris said...

Hail the conquering Hero, George well done.

Shelley said...

You're definitely a hero for climbing that wall! I can't imagine what it must feel like to stand on top of it!

Cheryl said...

Wow, you certainly were a hero to climb the wall!

Tammie Lee said...

you have had many adventures in your life. That is quite a walk!

Karen said...

Great photos - all of them. Just getting around to some blog reading after a few days.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for sharing this unique adventure.That wall amazes me,what a great structure!
Blessings,Ruth

Carletta said...

My walking shoes are off to you George! That's a hike!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Wow!

That is some achievement!

Carrizo said...

I like the sepia style of color in this old photo.

After the text, I read, I am sure that You are a real hero.

Cherie said...

i wonder when i CAN go. my great-grandfather, in his old age (i was told), bid good bye to his family in the philipines to go back home to china and die.