Skywatch Friday # 55: The Great Wall

The Great Wall at Badaling.  July, 1990.

The Great Wall at Badaling. July, 1990.

This is my post for Skywatch Friday, a meme for sharing views of the sky from all over the world.  To see more, or to join and share your own photos of the sky, click HERE.

This is obviously not a picture I took this week.  It is actually a scan of a slide I took in 1990.  I was on my second trip to China and our hosts took us to the Great Wall at Badaling, outside of Beijing.  This watchtower is located at the highest point on the south side of the pass.  I made it to the tower, but not before taking this picture.

It was a beautiful day for hiking on the Great Wall, and I really like the wispy clouds in that blue sky.

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13 Responses to “Skywatch Friday # 55: The Great Wall”

  1. Mary Says:

    That must have been so interesting to see one of the great wonders of the world.

  2. Erin Says:

    a fab capture george.
    i have been to china twice but not to beijing.
    it’s on my list of to-dos.
    have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: What a neat shot of the sky over the wall’s tower.

  4. MaryBeth Says:

    Super shot, George. The sky is the sky, is the sky, yesterday and today. How profound. LOL MB

  5. Susie Says:

    Wow! What a great experience to visit that wonder.

  6. Suz Says:

    That must have been an amazing trip!

  7. Abraham Lincoln Says:

    Beautiful picture of a scene we will never get to see in person but can see in photos. Your post the other day about Jamestown was also impressive.

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  8. Larry D Says:

    Looks like an interesting place, great photo, our slides from the past are a great way to rediscover things!

  9. Tricia Says:

    WoW China! Niiice – Beautiful shot, too!

    Happy SWF

  10. imac Says:

    Interesting shot George, blue sky over the wall.

  11. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Fascinating shot.There is sooo much in this world I have never,and may never see,except via other’s pictures.Thanks.

  12. Hilda Says:

    The Great Wall of China is so amazing! But its history is so painful too.
    It’s great that you’re able to digitize your older photos. I really should get to it too.

  13. Kathy Says:

    Beautiful shot. LOL I think I would have had heart failure walking up all those steps.

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