Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ruins of the Great Wall



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

When I was back in China in 1990, I saw a section of the Great Wall that was in ruins. In many ways the ruins were as impressive as the restored sections of the wall.

The picture above was scanned from a slide and then converted to sepia.

18 comments:

Mildred said...

Amazing photo George. Thanks for sharing.

Allison said...

An interesting blog, George! Senior moments is also such a great way to see your part of the country. I've enjoyed both your blogs. regards, Allison

Kirigalpoththa said...

Amazing!

EG Wow said...

Well, the photo certainly makes it look impressive! :)

rainfield61 said...

The ruins still tell us stories.

Sandra said...

as always welcome photos from the world traveler.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Great photo George. I'll bet the workers and the government leaders at that time would be amazed to see how China has changed in the 21st century.

Elettra said...

You know George I visited the section of the Great Wall where there is a monument to Mao, I have done all the way to the tower we have also given a diploma at the end of journey

KleinsteMotte said...

Wow. You were there. Have the floods affected that area?

Ginny said...

So do they ever repair any of it when it falls apart, or just close that part off to tourists?

Regina said...

Lawson!

Happy weekend.

Regards.

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for clarifying my perspective. Beautiful shot.

Rajesh said...

Awesome view of the ruins of Great Wall of China

Carletta said...

Even in ruins the task of building something of such stature reminds one of its impressiveness.

KathyA said...

That IS impressive! I was not aware that any of the wall was in ruins!

Indrani said...

Precious!
Thanks so much for sharing.
Hope to visit it in this life time. :)

SandyCarlson said...

Very impressive, indeed. That was some bit of construction work back in the day!

A Lady's Life said...

Gosh this is interesting.
Can you imagine when they built this wall? Nice shot.