The Great Wall

 

The Great Wall is breathtaking for its shear audacity. Climbing impossible cliffs and plunging into bottomless valleys its total length would go round Trinidad and Tobago sixteen times!.

 

To get there you pass a most worthy environmental poster and then ride the cable car, the same one John Major took. (Now these people understand tourism!)

 

 

Higher and higher...closer and closer.........

 

 

Until you are right there overlooking one of the Seven Wonders of The World.

 

 

Solid stone construction...creeping over mountains and ridges...

 

Even creeping along the tops of mountains like these....

 

 

..disappearing into the haze....millions of stones.....

 

 

 

...with tourists everywhere...

 

 

 

 

and engineers trying to work out how the built it.

 

 

Steps and more steps....with look outs for the guards....

 

 

..... it winds on for miles and miles....

 

 

Garissons every few miles...and steps almost totally worn away over the centuries.

 

 

The legs that wouldn't move the next day!!

 

 

and nearby...the Cruzan factory, where artisans labourisly fix tiny copper wires to vessels and then painstakingly fill in the gaps with enamel.

 

 

 

...while others go cross eyed painting scenes on the inside of tiny glass bottles.

 

 

 

 

 

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