(Me visiting the Great Wall)

Visiting the Great Wall in August, 1994.
Other images but I didn't shoot them.
See Patrick Chiu-Pui Mack for more.
It is one of the world's wonders. Its construction begun during the Warring States Period (403-221BC) when separate sections were built in scattered strategic areas. Following the unification of China in the Qin Dynasty, the various parts of the wall were linked up into one huge rampart. Later, the wall underwent large-scale construction in the Han (206BC-220AD) and Ming (1368-1644AD) dynasties.
Built of huge granite slabs and special-sized bricks, this is most typical of the wall during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The wall top is wide enough for five horsemen to ride abreast or ten men to walk side by side.


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