Sunday, June 6, 2010

Beijing...The Great Wall

"The Great Wall of China, as it is called, is undoubtedly one of the most wonderful monuments ever made by mankind. Stretching approximately 6,700 kilometres from east to west of China, the Great Wall snakes up and down across the undulating topography, like a gigantic dragon."

Souvenir shopping

Lovers Great Wall graffiti.

Me trying to not look to exhausted on the 4k walk UP along the wall (ok, some of it was down hill but there were a lot of stairs and climbing to get up that mountain)

some one dressed this Budha statue. I thought it looked like he was wearing a shower cap.

People buy these locks and hang them on the chain at the Wall as a remembrance of their visit.

Weekday crowds. Lots of tour buses... I'm glad we didn't show up on a Saturday!

This is day one of my trip to Bejing in May 2010