Sunday, July 15, 2007

Fallen Wall

IMG_3301, originally uploaded by yellojkt.

When the Manchu bribed their way through the Great Wall and overtook the Ming Dynasty, they then owned both sides of the Wall and it fell into disuse and disrepair. When the current dynasty discovered the tourism potential of the wall, sections that could be turned into attractions were repaired.

This telephoto photo of a distant section of the Wall visible from the Badaling area shows a portion of the Wall that has collapsed. What is more remarkable is that so much has stayed intact despite several hundred years of neglect.

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