Friday, November 16, 2007

Wonder of the World

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After my last post I wanted to make sure that I had the chance to show the other side of traveling to China. Never in my wildest did I ever think I would have the chance to see the Great Wall of China. Then a random business trip got me to Beijing. Just couldn't resist taking a day and hitting the big attractions (Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tianenmen Square)

This photo was taken on the Badaling section, North of Beijing. You can see the large Olympic sign in the background. I took this picture with the anticipation that I would see this same shot (or some like it anyway) every day during the 2008 Olympics.

I will do a future post on my visit, just wanted everybody to know it isn't all Squid Head in China


PI said...

Lucky you! That is one of the great wonders that I haven't seen nor are likely to now. Still it's great to see a photo that you have taken. Well done!
Michele sends her best.

Jennifer said...

We have pictures of my grandfather's sisters...sitting on the Great Wall. It's a black-and-white was taken probably back in the early 70s. They were both in their 70s at that point and one of them was legally blind, but they never stopped traveling, seeking out the wonders of the world! I think I have a little of that traveling blood in me...I just wish I had the money to fund it!

David said...

on my random business trips, I usually end up at Home depot.
What am I doing wrong?

Carmi said...

I had a job that brought me to all sorts of exotic places. Then I quit.

Reflecting and riffing on David's question, what the heck was I thinking?

Love this shot. Beautifully framed!