Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Great Wall



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

I like this picture, taken in 1987, for a couple of reasons. First it shows how much of the Great Wall followed the ridge line for much of it's length. I'm also impressed with the way that the builders didn't let things like rock outcroppings deter them from their designed path.

The picture above was scanned from a slide.

10 comments:

rainfield61 said...

I have to agree with you. This is in fact a great design in the past.

Small City Scenes said...

Wonderful image.

My Mother went to China about 8 years ago. She loved it. She went with a small group of college students and they loved her right back. MB

Happyone :-) said...

That wall is amazing. What a great place it would be for me to walk!! :-)

Ginny said...

Now THAT'S a picture of the great wall! Certainly better than any of mine. Yes, I see how it follows the ridge, I just love the angle you got there!

Cheryl said...

I too like the photo as it shows the wall following the ridge.

Tes said...

Oh wow! The great wall is on the top of my places to see! Beautiful photo, George! You captured it from a good angle! Good composition! :)

Janie said...

It is interesting how it follows the ridge. I'm always amazed at the Wall remaining in such good shape.
Lovely photo, and nice angle on the wall.

Carletta said...

I've liked all your Wall shots George but I think this is one of your best! It's my favorite thus far.

tikno said...

Many life has been sacrificed for this wall.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like the angle you shot this from. I can't even imagine the work it must have been to build this!