Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Ruins of a Watchtower



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

I took this picture of the ruins of a watchtower on the Great Wall in 1987. At that time it was easy to see sections of the wall in ruins near many of the major tourist areas.

The picture above was scanned from a slide.

9 comments:

rainfield61 said...

It was not destroyed by wars, but by time and human.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Impressive!

Reader Wil said...

How I envy you! The Great Wall must be very impressive! The only wall I saw was The Hadrian Wall, which I thought very interesting at the time!

Ginny said...

Your earlier pictures of the great wall were stunning. This one gives a feeling of desolation, doesn't it? Different emotions from different views of the same thing.

Cheryl said...

Still very impressive.

Sandra said...

I always think weird thoughts. this one made me think instantly, what were they watching from this? love it

EG Wow said...

Well, it's easy to see why this high spot was chosen to build the watch tower on! I like this photo!

A Lady's Life said...

So much work put into this wall.
My husband said when he went to see it he saw the mongols guarding on the other side of the wall.lol

Anna said...

Excellent photo George.
Anna :)