Published: May 1st 2009May 1st 2009
where the wall goes wild
These photos were taken between April 15th - April 20th in Beijing, China and the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, which I found spectacular, despite the hazy atmosphere. Damn shame about the foggy air, because there appeared to be some seriously huge granite mountains shooting up north of the Wall heading towards Mongolia.
As far as Beijing the city goes, I didn't really care for it. Too many cops at Tianamen Square -and everywhere else, for that matter; no night markets, just one street for pubs (with another section where Frank's Place is), and very little to do outside Renmin University, where I was staying. I did like the sections of the city where there were willow trees lining the black water lanes, and the catkin seeds, drifting through the urban air like snow, added an pleasant quality to an otherwise stiff city.
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