One of the 7 wonders of the modern world, the Great Wall of China at Badaling. At right can be seen part of the monorail to get 200 feet elevation up to the base of the Wall. I was just happy to have a blue sky after it rained on my first attempt.
"Badaling (simplified Chinese: 八达岭; traditional Chinese: 八達嶺; pinyin: Bādálǐng) is the site of the most visited section of the Great Wall of China, approximately 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Beijing city in Yanqing County, which is within the Beijing municipality. The portion of the wall running through the site was built during the Ming Dynasty, along with a military outpost reflecting the location's strategic importance.The highest point of Badaling is Beibalou (traditional Chinese: 北八樓), approximately 0.63 miles (1,015 m) above sea level."
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Budapestman (82620) 2009-06-11 3:49
Great shot of this fantastic place with beautiful colours and spectacular composition. The distant details are splendid, excellent lights and clarity. Tfs! Have a nice day!
snunney (87436) 2009-06-11 4:00
The blue sky sets off the wall to good effect. I like the point of view, which offers some foreground interest as well as a good perspective along the wall proper. Good colours and sharpness.
eungbongsan (152) 2009-06-11 4:11
What a wonderful magnificent historical architecture picture ! The Great Wall looks great against the deep blue sky and green-colored mountains. I think it is especially good.
크리스(Chris) 님의 사진과 글, 항상 감사히 잘 보고 있습니다.
Thank you for sharing and best regards,
dareco (17134) 2009-06-11 11:19
Oh!! This is my dream!! Such a fascinating place and the picture is very nice. Good sharp detail and colors! TFS
berek (41213) 2009-06-11 21:37
I will go this magnificent wall 2011. very good point of view and details. wonderful green atmosphere here.
batalay (36157) 2009-06-11 22:02
You had wonderful light in shooting the view, which I saw in 1983. The segment of the Great Wall at Badelung Pass is probably the best known of the surviving parts of the wall. that monorail did not exist in 1983. I like this expansive shot.
danyy (0) 2009-06-11 23:16
superbes couleurs ici.
Il y a des milliers de POV possibles depuis ce mur certains en plongée et d'autres, comme celui-ci, plutôt en contre plongée, un bon choix de ta part.
chinchini (31529) 2009-06-11 23:21
Des images qui m'impressioneront toujours vu la taille gigantesque de la muraille de Chine. Ton POV est ici excellent car il permet de voir le miur serpenter le long des crêtes. Et que de monde pour le parcourir !
Excellent document monCher Ami
Graal (99180) 2009-06-12 0:19
today we're in China (previous in Canada), really globetrotter You're. Nice presentation of famous chinese wall. Fine saturation colours, good composition. I like it.
Nicou (126490) 2009-06-12 8:11
superbe compo, la muraille de chinnes dans toute sa spendueur, grnausie cet effet dans le collines vertes, de toute beauté.
bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (127036) 2009-06-12 12:32
Ciao Chris, splendid view of great wall with wonderful perspective and fantastic colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
Angshu (56406) 2009-06-16 0:35
Not an usual picture of the great wall. there seems to be quite a difference in elevation where you were standing & going forawrd. Were there stairs or a gentle slope. I heard froma friend who's just been there that there's a section where you feel vertigo just walking up the slope & tourists grab the railings as a result!
pierrefonds (58824) 2009-06-21 3:43
The sinous line of the Wall is an asset to the composition. It is well framed by the trees and vegetation. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the structure of the Wall. It is alos leading our eys toward the mountains in the background which is giving depth and perspective to the photo. The quality of the light is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (101919)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-05-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax A 28mm
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Asia - places to discover [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-06-11 3:19