Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Great Wall at Badaling



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

The most visited portion of the Great Wall is the Badaling section near Beijing. It was the first section to be opened to tourists. The gate at Badaling is in the lower left-hand portion of the picture above. The picture was taken in 1987 when I hiked up the south section of the wall from the gate. When I returned in 1990 I hiked up the north section to the watch tower in the top center.

The picture above was scanned from a slide.

7 comments:

rainfield61 said...

The history is as long as the Great Wall itself.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. What an experience that must have been. Just thinking about when it was built and of those times the people lived in, makes me wonder what drove them to such monumental works. Like the pyramids in Egypt. It had to be a way of life.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Beautiful!!!! Glad you are converting your slides too.

Cheryl said...

Amazing sight to behold. It never ceases to amaze me at its wonder.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a great image from the days of film! This really does convey the immensity of the thing. Astounding.

Carletta said...

It's funny you are showing the wall George. I just saw a picture on the MSN net page about tourist destinations and are they worth it. The picture was the wall with so many people it didn't look like you could move. I never made it back to read the article.
What a view this is!!!

A Lady's Life said...

so cool. My husband was one of the first 8 people from Canada to visit after Nixon. What a treat that was.