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Long overdue Great Wall pictures

Posted on 2007.01.20 at 17:24
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We conquered the un-conquerable. (Note the graffiti near my shoulder--those people should be shot....Mao style!)



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This is a fully excavated section of the wall.

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This is an un-excavated section being over-grown.

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Another un-excavated section. There were signs all over the place saying not to go down this way, but every idiot that came along did just that. I hate that so much. It's not just a matter of safety, it's also a matter of conserving this precious historical site. I could care less if those idiots fell off and killed themselves, but it pisses me off that they didn't have any respect for the cultural value of the wall.

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Insane!

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The camera wasn't tilted, this is just how steep the wall was at certain points. It was quite a hike to get up there, even with stairs.

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This shows how wide the wall is at the top.

Comments:


Yippy Skippy Trippy
yippytrippy at 2007-01-20 23:04 (UTC) ()
Looks good! You're so photogenic.
Yippy Skippy Trippy
yippytrippy at 2007-01-21 02:40 (UTC) ()
Everyone's going to think that I commented on myself because of that!
goodsnail
goodsnail at 2007-01-21 02:31 (UTC) ()
Wow. I feel kinda silly for not realizing the whole thing was not restored. It looks crazy impressive. And you even have photographic evidence that you were both there at the same time!
Yippy Skippy Trippy
yippytrippy at 2007-01-21 02:42 (UTC) ()
I wouldn't feel silly about that because everytime we see images of the Great Wall, it always looks so magnificent and pristine. In actuality, the wall stretches on and on for so many thousands of miles it would take a massive fortune to excavate it all, but they're getting to it bit by bit. The wall took over a thousand years to build in different sections and styles, so I would think it'll take a long time to preserve it, too.
DJ Biz Monkey
dj_biz_monkey at 2007-01-21 04:23 (UTC) ()
Those pictures are great. It must have been amazing to be there.
Yippy Skippy Trippy
yippytrippy at 2007-01-21 18:46 (UTC) ()
Yeah, it definitely was. One of those things you never think you'll see, right up to the second you actually see it.
lovableatheist
lovableatheist at 2007-01-21 05:33 (UTC) ()
Nice! I was just wondering when we'd see more pictures.

When I was visiting St Patrick's church, the tour guide told people not to climb the stairs because the ruins were old and they could fall off and kill themselves. Of course, people climbed up anyways and made asses of themselves. Nobody fell though. I can't complain about them too much though, because I relieved myself next to the ruins.
Yippy Skippy Trippy
yippytrippy at 2007-01-21 18:48 (UTC) ()
It's a bit of a process to up-load the pictures, and when I come home from work I just don't feel like doing it. But I'm going to try to get it done more often because I know my fans have just gotta have it.

At least you pee'd next to the ruins and not on them.
lovableatheist
lovableatheist at 2007-01-22 01:21 (UTC) ()
well, there may have been some splash-back.
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sabotabby at 2007-01-21 20:34 (UTC) ()
OMGawesome.
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