Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Great Wall



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

The picture above was scanned from a slide made in 1990. This picture was taken during my second visit to the Great Wall. The portion of the wall in the foreground has been reconstructed, the wall further down the mountain and in the background is still in ruins.

12 comments:

Sunny said...

How lucky to be able to see such a marvel in person.
Sunny :)

rainfield61 said...

It is beyond our imagination how hard to climb along the Great wall.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Your photos are great, of course, but even better to get to be there. I could not afford to travel until I finished nursing school and I was 48 years old and 6 kids. I have run out of energy and ambition to travel any more. Your blog is sure a good one for me to experience some of the places I will not get to visit. All my travel has been in the Western hemisphere. Got scared after 9/11 and cancelled a trip to England, went to Bermuda instead.
QMM

Janie said...

The Great Wall is a fascinating structure. Beautiful picture with the green mountains in the background. That was some rough country for the construction crew!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Building that wall must have been quite a feat.The country side looks pretty rugged so I can't imagine how they did all this.
Blessings,Ruth

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The terrain is so steep there that it's hard to imagine how this is being repaired, let alone how it was built in the first place!

Photo Cache said...

Second visit? Oh you are so lucky.

Happy weekend.

Tammie Lee said...

stunning shot of this area. memories.... that's what our older photos hold.
Spirithelpers

Carletta said...

I watched a show on TV not long ago where they are building a tram to access part of the wall. I'm pretty sure with my arthritis I'd never be able to climb all the steps but I just know it has to be beautiful 360 degree scenery.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful trips George.

Reader Wil said...

Impressive George! Here's proof of 5000 years of culture!

SandyCarlson said...

I really like this shot.

Carrizo said...

The place must be unforgettable.

Some day I'll visit there also.

Regards.