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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!

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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.

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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.

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

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

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self-portrait *grins*

 

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hee haw

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ZzzzZzzzzzzZZzZzz…

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amazing!

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

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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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