Thursday, November 19, 2009

I've Been There



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

President Obama made the news on Wednesday by visiting the Great Wall at Ba Da Ling, near Beijing. News reports say that he walked to the third tower on the wall.

The wall was closed while the President was there, but the picture above, taken in 1987, is from the third tower at Ba Da Ling. There were a few more people on the wall when I was there.

The picture above was scanned from a slide.

10 comments:

Queenmothermamaw said...

I can only dream of visiting places like that. Thanks for sharing your time there. Seeing it through the eyes of someone you "know" is better than a magazine photo, anything. I am a lover of history, religion and culture.
QMM

rainfield61 said...

You were there, you have been there.

It sounds so great to be there earlier than President Obama.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I can only assume that HE got a better welcoming than YOU. :)
Great view!

Cheryl said...

How fortunate that you have been able to visit here.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That's really neat to be able to say,'I've been there',and you have the pictures to prove it.Have a great day.
Blessings,Ruth

Shelley said...

What a great memory to have visiting a place like that! Incredible photo!

Janie said...

Great photo, and seen in a new context now that our President just visited.

Pam said...

That must have been an amazing thrill to walk on the wall George. What a wonderful trip it must have been.
I have to admit I am jealous...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very cool, George! I have never been there...but maybe some day. ;-)

roentarre said...

It has been a long time since my visit to Beijing.

Good capture of the view that I cherish very much