Saturday, December 19, 2009

Juyongguan Pass

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

The first glimpse of the Great Wall that I saw was at Juyongguan Pass north of Beijing. In 1987, when this photo was taken, not much was left of the wall except the gate upon which I was standing when I took this picture of the pass through the mountains. Much of the wall in this area has been reconstructed since then.

The picture above was scanned from a slide.


Hilda said...

Oh, fascinating. I didn't know that China actually rebuilt parts of the wall recently. I just hope the effort didn't take any life this time around.

You seem to have kept your slides very well, George. The colors are still so vibrant!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

So interesting, George. I would love to see this myself some day,

My daughter travels a lot for her job and just sent me a photo of herself standing in front of the Great Wall. Of course, I thought of you and your blog!

rainfield61 said...

Had you seen soldiers riding on the horses, shouting outside the Great Wall, trying to enter the other side and won the war.

Of course, it was long long time ago.

Kirigalpoththa said...

very interesting picture!

Cheryl said...

I didn't realize that the Great Wall had been rebuilt in some areas. Learned something new today, thanks George!