Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Nature (And Man) Is Reclaiming The Great Wall

Apart from a few, small areas that have been restored for tourism, the Great Wall is crumbling and receding from view. Trees are growing on it and around it, making it hard to find. Villagers are using its stones to build houses. Wind, rain, and snow are exerting their influences.

Here are a couple of glimpses into what many here in China call the "real" Great Wall. You may have to look especially long and hard at the left-hand, upright picture...



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