Scenic Sunday #102: The Great Wall

The Great Wall at Ba Da Ling, China. July, 1987.

This is my post for the Scenic Sunday meme, which shares beautiful scenes from around the world.  To see more Scenic Sunday posts, or to join and show your own pictures, click HERE.

The Great Wall is one of the wonders of the world, but the mountains north of Beijing through which the wall passes are very scenic  in their own right.  The picture above, scanned from a slide taken in 1987, shows a part of the wall and the mountains.

Back in 1987 foreign visitors to the wall were still relatively rare.  Almost all of the people shown are Chinese, most of whom were on group tours.  The umbrellas were set up by vendors selling snacks or souvenirs.

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15 Responses to “Scenic Sunday #102: The Great Wall”

  1. Ruth Hiebrt Says:

    Those mountains look very rugged,yet beautiful.

  2. Karin Says:

    Thanks for sharing that picture! It’s a stunning view! Wonderful memories for you!

  3. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    The mountains dwarf the wall, God’s work is always so much greater than ours. I love the colorful vendor umbrellas, had no idea about that! I bet the wall is a prime location for money making. I know I would buy something, just to say that I bought it on the Great Wall.

  4. Mildred Says:

    That truly is a grand view George. Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Kathy Ariano Says:

    Great that you were one of the few from the Western world to view this wonder.

  6. Susie Says:

    I can’t imagine getting to experience that. How neat and a neat pic George.

  7. MaryBeth Says:

    Thanks for sharing with us. It seems to be a special thing to see the Great Wall.
    My sis just visited China last month and enjoyed everything. MB

  8. Cheryl Says:

    My aunt and uncle just returned from a visit there, they have wonderful photos. I have always been so impressed by the Great Wall.

  9. Indrani Says:

    One place I want to go.
    Great view.

  10. Rose Says:

    When this is enlarged, the people especially look almost like a watercolor…and I love it.

  11. Sey Says:

    Great Wall of China? Wow, I wanted to go there too!

  12. imac Says:

    Looks interesting George.

  13. Jen Says:

    That’s quite a view of the wall.

  14. Carletta Says:

    I’m thinking I’d need a snack after a long walk here. 🙂

  15. Says:

    Did you know that The Great Wall of China is not a continuous strip of wall? This is a collection of walls continues along the hills to the south end of the plains of Mongolia. 221-206 was built in BEC mud and rocks, supported by wooden frames to prevent the nomads of Mongolia to enter the Chinese territory.

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