Sunday, July 18, 2010

Great Wall, Revisited

I made it to the entrance of the Great Wall and could go no further, but others in our delegation did. So I'm borrowing some photos in hopes that you'll get the full flavor of the place.

All the photos above were shot by Fred Alcantar, chairman of the Pasadena Sister Cities Committee. His knees were just fine.

Here's Fred (second from left at one of our many state-occasion dinners) with Jack Wills (far left), USC emeritus professor of history and member of the PSCC's China Subcommittee; a gentleman from Penrith, New South Wales, Australia, another of Xicheng District's sister cities; and Jeannine Bogaard.


Pasadena Adjacent said...

Wow. If I were to go to China it would be to spend some time walking the wall.

I'm green with envy (note my latest avitar)

Where are the tourist?

pasadenapio said...

In answer to your question "Where are the tourists," this was on our first day in China. Our plane landed in Beijing at about 5:30 a.m. and it was way too early to check into the hotel, so we went to the Great Wall. There were very few people there at 8 a.m., which was great!

Petrea said...

Note to self: get to Great Wall early.

Petrea said...

How's your knee doing, Ann? Better, I hope.