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3000 years old by foureyes 3000 years old by foureyes
The Great Wall of China ‘zig-zags’ central-east Asia, and it is an incredible structure.
It took over a thousand years to build and is over 1500 miles in length,
……… 3000 years old! The bricks alone would build four Egyptian pyramids!
It is the longest, oldest, most time consuming construction project ever attempted in history,
...... It is estimated that over one million people worked in the construction of the Great Wall,
Neil Armstrong (the Apollo astronaut) said that it could even be seen from space.
(…some people belive this is a myth,….I haven’t been up there yet :D )

It is a one of a kind experience to visit the this breathtaking place,.............:faint:
….be sure to put this on your ’list’ of things to do during your lifetime.

I took this photo at the highest point of the Wall at the Badalin area, about an hour and a half away from Beijing.

The Great Wall has become a symbol of the "indestructible spirit of the Chinese people".....:nod:
............ You can feel that spirit grow within yourself as you explore the Wall.

Polarizing + Diffuse Glow filters
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sanareth Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Great shot, you get a real sense of power looking at it.
enVYness Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
what an amazing sight!
iApollo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
This is such a fantastic shot. That filter really makes a difference on a shot like this; I just love the diffusion of the light from the sun. The atmosphere it creates is dramatic and breathtaking, especially against a backdrop like the one you have. The photograph ‘rocks’ good buddy!!!
djwedo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Only one word:


All is good.
DilekGenc Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
bizsumpark182 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
This piece has been featured!

demi :blackrose:
CandyxLatch Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007  Professional Filmographer
did you walk far along it??
arnoichiwaa Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
cOOol.. =]
kliphster Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
Put your art here its much better than Devaintart ( [link] ) Cliff Vestergaard of redbubble you will sell lots [link] your art is COOL ! make sure comment on my art when at the bubble you will see.
KaViTha Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
hyper cool
IfYouWannaSpin Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
Absolutely beautiful!
Cloudloiter Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Your photos are appreciated, but this is not the oldest Great Wall. It was built in Ming Dynasty.The oldest can't be kept so well, and now some farmers even bring some 3000 years old bricks home to build toilets, but luckily some of them have been put in their deserved prison.
baffiebabe Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
Every time I look at your gallery pages I see another shot that takes my eye.

I love your work. At this rate, half of it will be in my favourites.
trance-de-anima Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006  Professional General Artist
Cool shot.
Firestar7218 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006
Gah, your pictures are simply amazing >_< :+favlove:
cath9 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006
IcyBlade Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2006
nice piece. i've been up there, it never looked this nice! mao zedong once said: 'one who hasn't gone up the Wall isn't a hero.' you made that statement come alive!

by the way, it didn't take 1000 years to complete the wall. qin shi huang (or shi huangdi as some historians may say) actually finished the wall in his reign of 13 years. it was both a work of his and the states he vanquished. all the warring states in that era were fearful of the northern barbarians (as we come to know as Huns), so each state bordering the north built a wall to protect themselves from the northern onslaught. when qin shi huang united China, he enslaved millions of the subordinate states' civilians, and joined up all these sections to make the "Ten-Thousand Li Long Wall" which we now know as the "Great Wall". then, it was made of layers of clay, sand, reeds and rattan. as a result, historians find it controversial to make opinions on him -- whether he should be credited for China's glory; or if he should be admonished for his cruelty towards the people.

a thousand and five hundred years later, parts of the wall had crumbled and some had cracks in them. the ming dynasty repaired, tiled and reinforced the Wall with stone, mortar and granite.
invertedbeliever Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006
Oh the great looks different in this picture,U really did a nice work.I like it a lot.
Jerusha Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
Your work is incredible!
killumall Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
I really love this one. I've an interest in archtecture, so this really caught my eye. fav! the depth and limitation you get from this is amazing! great art here bloke! I really wanna see the wall now.. ^^;
great shot! :clap:
wide-visions Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
ewlala Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
sweet!.. you must have traveled a lot
crazylilrocker Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005   Digital Artist

leventis Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2005   Photographer
Nice night photography.. Congratulations
silverwizardmon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005  Student General Artist
tju-tjuu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005
:+fav: so beautiful !!!...
Mohamo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
Wow, I visited the wall around a month before you took this picture, you find the BEST places and times to take photos. When I was there it was snowing and freezing, low visibility, LOTS of people, and no skill on my part.
bullssit Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005
i love the bricks. i love how the sun is bursting through the clouds.
burningfuture Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005
haha.. something very interesting !!
brandon-mat Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2005
yah freaking awsome man! I can't wait to go to china now !!! haha I love your pictures, honestly
weepingtrees Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2005
The comments you leave for your pictures are always so interesting. I had no idea the Great Wall took that long to make, or any of that, really.. I love the colors, and the light coming through the cloudy sky.
olego Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2005
I love the red colour curve. :-)
lapassionaria Featured By Owner May 27, 2005   Interface Designer
it's like looking through the horizont and seeing hundreds of years of history in front of you
petrus78 Featured By Owner May 20, 2005
imbelievable photo! simply astonishing! :)
chryztoph Featured By Owner May 20, 2005  Professional Photographer
tomlw Featured By Owner May 18, 2005   Photographer
What a great shot. Looks much better than when I was there...
pow-lo Featured By Owner May 17, 2005   Photographer
Contrast between black and white and colour are outstanding. You got some real interestin photos fella...
AjLoveJu Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005
good photo :D
Ultramanzeta Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2005
Very cool!

Kalessin1 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005
Beautiful photo.

I love the sun coming through the clouds. Its stunning.
Barbudo Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2005   Photographer
just woderful :eyepopping: :kiss:
Loa4eVER Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005
Nice one again:D.
yokom Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
The creative use of selective coloring here is incredibly smart. :nod:
Dragon168 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
even I live in China but never have chance visit Great wall :)

yeah.. maybe one day I MUST go there..

Great shot man !

deathkadenzia Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2005   Interface Designer
mperko Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2005
What lens are you using for these? Love them all.
eimaj1 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
i love the passion behind your pictures. it makes the picture real when the one who takes it takes the time to appreciate it. keep up the great work ! :) jamie
philcopain Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2005  Professional Photographer
very nice angle ;)
grea picture !
i'm sure it's a lot of emotions to walk there !
soopahvi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2005
god, you are sooooo freaking amazing. i wish i would have chosen to feature your work in my magazine after we started printing it. i almost want to feature you again. .. ... !!!!
what-the Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2005
another beautiful shot, well done.
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