My World # 51: In Their World

Chinese family at the Great Wall.  July, 1987.

Chinese family at the Great Wall. July, 1987.

This is my post for the My World meme.  It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, Louise and Fishing Guy.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

I went to China for the first time in 1987, and our hosts took us to the Great Wall near Beijing.  Back then there weren’t a great many foreigners visiting the wall, and there were relatively few of what I would call ordinary Chinese there.

But then I saw the young family in the picture above.  They were very simply dressed, but they took in the Great Wall with the same mixture of awe and amazement that we foreigners did.  They were obviously proud of China, its history, and its accomplishments.  On that day I was happy to be a part of their world.

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16 Responses to “My World # 51: In Their World”

  1. Suz Says:

    This is such a wonderful picture George. You can see the awe in their faces…makes me wonder where they are today?!?

  2. Susie Says:

    I can’t imagine seeing a sight like that. Maybe I will one day.

  3. Mary Says:

    You must have had an interesting time in China from things you have said before. They do look very intent and are a beautiful picture of family.

  4. MaryBeth Says:

    very interesting, George. Nice photo. My Mother went to China about 8 years ago, and was very impressed. MB

  5. JennJilks Says:

    Beautiful shot!

  6. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    What a lovely shot! My daughter is going to China in a few months and I’m really looking forward to seeing her photos when she returns!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great day!


  7. fishing guy Says:

    George: My son took his band there last year and played on the Great Wall. I am going to travel with them on the trip next year to Germany, Austria and Italy.

  8. Erin Says:

    this is a wonderful capture…i visited china in the 80s too. it was quite different from today’s china.
    have a great day.

  9. Louise Says:

    Nice story. Wonderful picture. Together a real jewel.

  10. Karen Says:

    What a lovely photo. I wonder what that family is doing today.

  11. ewok1993 Says:

    that boy sipping juice from the box is probably on his way to becoming a ceo today.

    lovely post. i am so envious. i have always dreamed of visiting china.

  12. Japa Says:

    Must have been a wonderful experience on that part of the world.

  13. Eileen Says:

    What a lovely family photo! I am sure it is an awesome place to see. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Shelley Says:

    What a great shot you captured of this family – I can see the emotions on all 3 of their faces!

  15. lawstude Says:

    beautiful family. i always dream of seeing the great wall of china and i would definitely love to explore more of the place. thanks for sharing.

  16. Jen Says:

    What great memories you must have from that trip.

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