Down Memory Lane: The Great Wall

Scenes from a visit to the Great Wall of China in 1987.

I first saw the Great Wall of China in 1987.  I was in China with a group of other professors from our college on an exchange program.  In some ways it’s hard to believe that so many years have passed since then, but the memories are still fresh.  These are just some of the pictures I took on that memorable day.

To see other pictures from the Great Wall, click HERE.

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13 Responses to “Down Memory Lane: The Great Wall”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    My nephew earned his Masters Degree in China and was able to visit the Great Wall. I can’t imagine seeing it in more than photos.

  2. Colin (HB) Says:

    Great that you enjoyed your Chinese visit.
    I never had any desire to visit after the Bamboo Curtain
    came down. I note you were there before the “Tiananmen Square”
    incident of 1989. Mao etc. and I have nothing in common.
    Many friends have since been to Beijing, Shanghai and the Great Wall and thoroughly have enjoyed themselves.
    Anyhow the important part was that you enjoyed yourself, and that’s
    what visits/holidays are all about.
    Interesting blog, indeed.
    Colin (Brisbane.Australia)

  3. Red Nomad OZ (@RedNomadOZ) Says:

    Wow! That must have been an amazing adventure – I’d love to see the wall for real!! Have a great weekend!

  4. sylviakirk Says:

    My youngest daughter visited China three years ago and I loved her photos of the Great Wall! Yours are terrific and what a great adventure! Enjoy your weekend, George!!

  5. Linda G. Says:

    What a great travel opportunity that was!

  6. maryBeth Says:

    Nice collage.
    Aren’t memories wonderful and time seems to fly.
    My Mother went to China when she was in her 80s. She loved it and had a grand time. Visiting the Wall was exceptional for her. She went with a group of college students and they were so nice to her, helping her, mothering her etc. She had a grand time. MB

  7. Emily B Says:

    Lovely images. I do hope to get there some day. The world is so big!

  8. Mary Says:

    How wonderful that you got to live in China for awhile. I am sure it was expremely interesting! The Wall is certainly a tremendous achievement. Great photos! Thanks for sharing them.

  9. Rose Says:

    I really enjoyed the photos…specially the ones NOT in color….

  10. diane Says:

    Thats what so good about photographs, they can bring back vivid memories. This must have been a wonderful trip, one I would love to do.

  11. Leovi Says:

    Yes, I like the mosaic on the Chinese wall, a nice place to travel, beautiful pictures.

  12. Larry Says:

    Nice shots George – hard to believe that such a structure could have been built so long ago, especially after seeing it live – we were there 4 years ago

  13. Sartenada Says:

    Great photos in Your postcard made by You. Maybe someday we’ll also…

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