Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Welcome to Geezerdom





We went to the Great Wall today and upon arrival John presented me with a ticket for the cable car to take a trip up to the peak of the wall and said "Welcome to Geezerdom!" I'm glad to have gotten the ticket as it was a long hike up to the wall and it was cold, icey and slippery. Even some of the steps along the wall are over 2 feet high so it is no easy journey. I didn't need a repeat performance of Yellow Mtn. The wall was built for defense and it is an incredible display of human labour. In places millions of people lost their lives building this 10,000 mile display of strength.

3 comments:

duncan13 said...

Tony...Thanks for sharing your "most excellent" adventure with everyone. I feel like I'm almost there ...

Best Wishes ....Duncan

Anonymous said...

Tony you are not only a pretty good potter but you have an excellent eye for photography as well...Thanks yet again for taking us along on your journey...
From a fellow Fred Eaglesmith Fan
Stef

Anonymous said...

Tony, Great Blog. Brought me right back to China (I was there in 1999 and 2006).

Did you know the great wall was built so the army could ride horses on it rather than for humans to walk on it. The 2 foot high steps don't bother the horses too much.

Rick Mahaffey
Tacoma, WA