A Broken Wall Sunset

I meant to post this last Friday as a welcome to the Chinese New Year… the year of the dog. “Who let the dogs out?” Sorry, my younger self showing through there…  For the rest of you that was the chorus to a fairly terrible song released in 2000. So this Broken Wall Sunset image is…

Great Wall Sunrise

Today is the Chinese New Year and what better way to celebrate then to post one of my favorite photos from my trip to China. This image was taken as the sun rose over The Great Wall. The Great Wall spans over 5,500 miles and very little of it has been restored. The majority of people who…

View from Zhengbeilou

This is the view from the Zhengbeilou Tower on The Great Wall. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful spot along the 5,500 mile Wall. The “easiest” way to get here is via the restored section of Mutianyu. However, Zhengbeilou Tower isn’t a part of Mutianyu. It is part of the unrestored section of…

Great Fall Wall

This section of the Great Wall of China is known as Mutianyu. It is about 70km outside of Beijing and is generally thought to be less crowded than the closer Badaling section. My wife and I didn’t visit the Badaling section so I can’t speak in to how crowded that was, but Mutianyu was still…

Great Wall Portal

The Great Wall is one of the greatest feats of human engineering. My wife and I hiked the Jankou section and I consider it to be one of the most memorable experiences of my life. This is a view from the doorway of the Oxhorn Tower. The stair case and subsequent door below is how the soldiers…