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beijing: day 13 August 3, 2008

Filed under: family,holidays,photography — daughterofdestiny @ 21:40
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16th july 2008 – finally, the great wall of china!


located in huairou county about 45 miles/1-hour drive from beijing, mutianyu great wall enjoys a long history and is part of the glorious culture of china.



the wall was first built in northern qi dynasty (550 – 557). in ming dynasty (1368 – 1644), tan lun and qi jiguang, two famous patriotic generals, rebuilt it in order to strengthen its defensive potential when they guarded the strategic pass.

view from inside of the the towers.





mutianyu great wall winds 1.4 miles through lofty mountains and high ridges, many sections of which are made of granite.


there are 22 watch towers distributed at close intervals along the wall.








self-portrait *grins*






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hee haw






my nephew, ezra. he taps his head and goes, “hat hat”.


One Response to “beijing: day 13”

  1. Hi&Lo Says:

    Travel, and there are travels. We travel to contemplate on the sights. In the process, we may contemplate our own self-sufficiency.Self-sufficiency? No, I don’t mean in the ordinary sense that we are independent of God.As we go travelling, we cannot bring our whole wardrobe, kitchen with us. We pack just enough for the journey.Thus I find I don’t need a lot of things. I can survive on a few basic things and still be happy.I glimpsed a few pages of Last Lecture by a professor who was dying. He said he had many dreams still unfulfilled. In his last days, he realised the important thing is to start living.Dreams gives us a reason to pursue. It’s the process of living that gives substance, and dreams are just a byproduct.

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