This week’s DP theme for the photo challenge is Time.
I am always amazed that some structures can stand the test of time.
The Great Wall has been built thousands of years ago; this is still one of the longest structures in the World.
These walls were the scene of many battles and were great in keeping the “Barbarians” out of central China.
Wish these walls could talk; so that they can tell us their stories.
Here are several photos taken in the Miutianyu section of the Great Wall near Beijing.
I have converted them to Black and White, emphasizing the timelessness.
The original photos were taken during Autumn with some color foliage around.
The B&W, however, evoke more moods.
The next three days are public holidays for the Lunar New Year; so be prepared that there may not be any posting during the period.
I have to ask you which section of the wall is this? Not the one closest to Beijing must be further out. I always found that the furthest you went from the city the better the wall was in terms of what it was and devoid of hordes of tourists.
The photos were taken in the Miutianyu section.
I went to Badaling and Mutianyu which I liked a lot.
Yes, the further you are away, the less the crowds. It’s good that you have been to both!
The photos are great; I especially love black and white images because of, as you said, their timelessness!
Yes, they look timelessness!
Gong Xi Fa Cai, Helen C !
Gong Hey Fat Choi! These photographs are beautiful, Michael. I wish the walls could speak, as well. They would have many interesting stories.
I am happy to have processed the photos to make them more timelessness – glad that you like my post! Wish you a healthy, happy year of the Monkey!
Amazing photos. The b/w works well with this subject
Glad that you like it in B & W, Nora!
Great photos.. brings back memories.. I was so thrilled to have seen this amazing structure in real life 🙂
Great, I am sure you enjoyed the view in real life!
I walked along this wall back in 2006….you brought back some very happy memories 🙂
Glad that it brings back fond old memories!
Some fond…and some more challenging….like camping in a valley below the wall with -6 Celsius temperatures at night, and lots of red mud!!
Wow! That’s memorable.
Happy New year Michael, I think it must have slipped my mind. Sorry. May the monkey bring you and your family, health, lots of and peace.
Yes, we definitely need good health. Thanks for your kind thoughts and may the year of the monkey brings you and your family happiness, health and fortune!
Merci mon ami.
It looks that you are already linguistically prepared for your trip to Paris!
Haha! Mais oui.
Hope you will have an enjoyable trip to Paris!
Still a long time away…