Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The View From Sancha

Aside from the historically ordinary ways of making a living in the Chinese countryside (farming corn, walnuts, and other crops), some residents of Sancha have seized upon its proximity to the crumbling Great Wall as a means of sustaining their lives.

The top picture is the view from the home of the family we stayed with for two days. A spectacular vista that, when inspected more closely (the second picture), reveals the remains of a section of the Great Wall.

The real gem is another crumbling piece of the Great Wall that is located at the top of a mountain behind Sancha village. It is that piece that we came to hike out to and walk on...



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