“The Great Wall”
We have all read about “The Great Wall of China”, we have all look at picture, wondered how big it really was and how it was made, but it not till you stand at the first step and you look up, that you see for the first time just how wonderful it is and what a an amazing thing it really is.
The first lot of steps are straight up, I made it up these steps and that was as far as I could go, from there you when up the hill to the first tower, Ross made it to there, no one in our group made it past the first tower.
As I sat on the step for an hour waiting for them to come back down, I thought about how this wall was made, back then there were no trucks to carry the stones/rocks or bobcats to lift them and some of this stones/rocks are so big, the steps where not all the same sizes, somewhere quite deep and that what made it so hard to climb.
To think that all this work was don’t by men, and that the stones/rocks where moved and carried on the backs of men, is truly amazing.
Jackie our guide told us they think about one million workers on the wall and many people died in the making of the wall, and that they were laid to rest with in the wall, so that, they could become the guards wall, many of the Chinese where laying flower on the wall for this reason.
Most of these pictures where taken by Ross
S.M. Mac Arthur ©