Sunday, January 24, 2010

First Glimpse of the Great Wall



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

The photo above is my first glimpse of the Great Wall of China. The picture was taken from a bus in 1987. Our hosts were taking us from Beijing to the gate in the wall at Badaling. I spotted this segment of the wall as our bus climbed into the mountains north of Beijing.

The picture above was scanned from a slide.

13 comments:

rainfield61 said...

My first glimpse of the Great Wall is from a book.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for these pictures.Since seeing your shots of the Great Wall,whenever I see a picture of it I think of you and these pictures.
Blessings,Ruth

Regina said...

This is awesome capture from a bus.
You preserved the photo well.

Regina said...

This is awesome capture from a bus.
You preserved the photo well.

Ginny said...

What a nice surprise, and coincidence! I am posting pictures of the Great Wall shortly! But this one looks so different from mine! I guess no two pictures are the same because It's so huge! I would be interested to know what month this was, because mine has none of the lush greenery that yours does!! Just bare trees and lots of fog. It was Chinese New Years

Carletta said...

It must have been impressive against the sky like that.
These posts of the Great Wall are by far some of my most favorite ones George. It has a wonder about it that is captivating.

La Petite Gallery said...

I am a new visitor , WOW!! that is just Fantastic. What a lucky person you are.Photo's a gorgeous.


yvonne

Cheryl said...

Oh what a sight to behold! And a most wonderful photo you captured from the bus.

SandyCarlson said...

Spectacular. The colors are wonderful. I really enjoy your perspective.

Busy Bee Suz said...

What an amazing sight!!

Kirigalpoththa said...

wow!

Anna said...

Hey George, its on my list to visit. Anna :)

SACHIRA said...

You have captured some really nice sights mate. Enjoyed reading through. Wonderful!!!