Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Great Wall of China

Spent a wet and rainy day at the Great Wall of China, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This section of Wall was built 1404 BC. It was a difficult 550 meter climb to reach the Wall, sometimes at an 80-degree incline. We hiked about 1 1/2 miles of the Wall; that, too, was a difficult climb. When the Wall was built soldiers used a variety of steps - depth, width, height. The view was incredible. The thought of the 3,500 years of history that took place on this very place was an incredible experience. It was an awesome day.

1 comment:

Joe & Marlene said...

Great pictures! Enjoy seeing sites that I will never see in person myself. It's a treat to 'tag' along for the ride and participate in your adventure. Hope the pollution doesn't adversely effect you physically and keep you from your job. Doesn't sound so good. Happy travels.