(because you would rather see a post about this - than about toilets)
The mountains along the Chinese - Mongolian border.
While we were in Beijing we took a little day trip out to one leg of the Great Wall of China. As you know the wall extends around the perimiter of China - the emporers hoping a wall would keep out the Mongolians, the Huns, and every other invading group of peoples. The wall really was very awe-inspiring and the countryside was beautiful.
This is one of my favorite shots of the wall from about 10 guard posts from the ground.
The funny thing about this sign warning those with "brain fever" not to climb - is it is about 1/2 way up! Too late!
This is a view of the Mongolia - China border and the Great Wall guarding it.
We climbed up to the end of the "arm" that was a look-out extension - 13 guard posts long.
A little detail - viewed from the wall.
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