A Walk Along a Wall

Highway exit to the Great Wall at Jinshanling.

Highway exit to the Great Wall at Jinshanling. Originally built by the Ming Dynasty 1368-89, rebuilt (or first rebuilt) by the Qi, 1567-70.

Admission ticket. Our view wasn't like that, but nearly.

Admission ticket. Our view wasn’t like that, but nearly.

Zoe on the access path up to the wall. A little too grueling to start the whole day. Whew.

Zoe on the access path up to the wall. A little too grueling to start the whole day. Whew.

View from one of the many towers of Jinshanling.

View from one of the many towers of Jinshanling.

It was a little breezy being on top of the world....

It was a little breezy standing on top of the world….

Locals inhabit some of the guard houses to sell postcards and beverages.  Sumner was intrigued when this fellow rolled his own cigarette.

Locals inhabit some of the guard houses to sell postcards and beverages. Sumner was intrigued when this fellow rolled his own cigarette.

This was a thankfully flat & smooth part. Others were not.

This was a thankfully flat & smooth part. Others were not.

Like this.

Like this.

And this.

And this.

Happy to arrive. Wow what a view.

Happy to arrive. Wow what a view.

Thanks to our amazing beautiful friend and photographer Kathleen, who visited us 6 weeks, took 5,000 pictures, and is now positively a Sinophile.

Thanks to our amazing beautiful friend and photographer Kathleen, who visited us 6 weeks, took 5,000 pictures, and is now positively a Sinophile.

 

 

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3 thoughts on “A Walk Along a Wall

  1. Like the 4th photo of the arched stone landscape. Margie is making an ongoing notebook of your postings. She wanted Mother to read, to which Mother said she is glad she is not having your experiences. Of course, it was explained to her that you all are younger. Mother forgets that she has been to Mexico x2, to the Netherlands and to Kenya. She was especially astounded with the Hong Kong airport escape story. ha!

  2. Wow! What an awesome experience to see, feel and hike the Great Wall. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Many only get to see pictures on the History Chanel or in the National Geographic. Wish I could have been there to experience it too.

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