CHINA///ROADTRIPPING///CLIMBING THE GREAT WALL…
One of the most memorable experiences in life has to be climbing the legendary GREAT WALL OF CHINA. Built between the 6th century BC and the 16th century, the 4,000 mile Great Wall was constructed to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire during the rule of successive dynasties. The area pictured here is closest to Beijing, the former capital city of the Ming Dynasty which was responsible for building the most strong, fortified, and enduring segments of the wall. At its peak, the Ming Wall was guarded by more than one million men and historical records indicate that around two to three million Chinese died as part of the centuries-long project of building the wall. Now, the colossal structure is a modern tourist trap where American, Euro, and native Chinese travelers mingle to gawk at each other and the monumental gigantitude of the twisting path before them. HAVE A LOOK:
- 05/30/2013 • AI WEIWEI’S “S.A.C.R.E.D.” VENICE BIENNALE INSTALLATION CHRONICLES HIS RECENT IMPRISONMENT
- 04/01/2013 • DESIGN: ZAHA HADID’S INCREDIBLE GALAXY SOHO BUILDING IN BEIJING
- 11/24/2008 • CHINA///ART & COMMERCE///THE ART OF CHRISTIAN DIOR IN BEIJING
- 06/04/2008 • BEIJING///NIKE’S OLYMPIC ASTRAL PROJECTIONS…
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