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China sang to me by foureyes China sang to me by foureyes
High on the sacred mountain.....
There was magic in the air

The clouds surrounded the summit
The wind blew strong and cold

Somewhere in my instincts
The primitive took hold.

I stood there like a mystic
Lost in the atmosphere
I looked upon a presence
Spanning forty centuries.

I thought of time and distance
The hardships of history
I heard the hope and the hunger
When China sang to me...

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-Scott- -freak-.deviantart.com/ left a song he knows on my last pic of the great wall,….I love the words !!!!

I know now that life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
....but by the moments that take our breath away !
being at this majestic site......this moment was one of them !
:floating:
I'm posting this color pic at the request of many that wanted to see the wall in full color.

I'm very grateful for your comments and feedback,....have a nice weekend everybody
:heart:
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Photographed at Badalin, China
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:iconsomeone-else79:
Someone-Else79 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016
Wooow .... oh yes, "I'm lost in the atmosphere ..." and in admiration before this breathtaking picture !!!!
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A-Shadow-Rose Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hello! I just wanted you to know that I've used your piece in one of my poems, found here: fav.me/d7hnexv :D (Big Grin)
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joschua011 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
thats a great phot, would you like to submit it to my new group? [link]
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Aquaridragon Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Beautiful oppitunity photo. Was this further back along the wall? Its a good perspective as well, and the vastness of the sky and mountain with the wall path makes it look small
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asalikosarili Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
wow!
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:iconlemur-llama:
lemur-llama Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful location. Would love to see it for myself.

I hope you don't mind, but I've featured this here.
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secretfool Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
very nice!!
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:iconnameda:
Nameda Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
you have been featured here
=Nameda
if you enjoy have a look
at the other features too
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:iconblackmoonrise:
Blackmoonrise Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
I want to thank you, for your photo collection has made me so proud to be a Chinese.
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TheMetronomad Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
FEATURED here > [link]
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Yumiko-PhotoCorner Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Student Writer
Wow. What a wonderful shot!
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:iconalchemistandrew1234:
AlchemistAndrew1234 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
excellent capture..! i walked the whole left side until i was stopped by reconstruction this summer. it was more green than this.. i love the title
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:iconkbaraniak:
kbaraniak Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I've featured your photo in my news here: [link] I hope it's ok for you :)
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oO-Rein-Oo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008   Photographer
This work has been featured on my journal :dance: :D
[link]
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onesixone Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe, just took your 1000'th favourite on this peice. It's a great shot, I'm jealous of you for all the travelling you get to do :nod:
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:iconraggamuffin93:
raggamuffin93 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
this is a seriously amazing piece of work,, really really nice =D
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:iconzorala86:
Zorala86 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Featured here [link]
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:iconbudou123:
Budou123 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
Wow!This picture is magnificent!
The mountains are beautiful.
I want to go there.
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:iconbudou123:
Budou123 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
Wow!!This view is magnificent!
The mountains are beautiful.
I want to go there.
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:iconchiizuu:
chiizuu Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
amazing ^^
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xJenny1984x Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
nice pic!
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:iconelgarbo:
elgarbo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008   Photographer
I've included this shot in my World Photography feature here - [link] =D
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:iconkatsaa:
Katsaa Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
Great photo!
I've been there and it's awesome! ;D
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:iconpeanut0the0headcrab:
Peanut0the0headcrab Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008   Photographer
Love this one.... and would give anything to be in that place.... good thing for the photographs, they take people one step closer!
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:iconjotbe6:
jotbe6 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
wow... esto es perfecto... la sesolucion es impresionante
esta geniall..
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evilchambo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007   Writer
Asia...China...I MUST go there....
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:iconkosta456:
kosta456 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007
i need to go here
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:icontheblastedfrench:
theblastedfrench Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
ITS LIKE THE SUMMIT OF ACHIEVEMENT
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:iconlostthyme:
LostThyme Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
What part of the Wall is this? I've seen it where it is near to Beijing, but it wasn't half as beautiful as this!
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:iconnumberwang:
Numberwang Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
Very nice clouds.
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InvasionMonkey Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007
fantastic photo <3 :+fav:
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Tigui Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
The New Seven Wonder of the World Feature: [link]
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:iconrauri5:
Rauri5 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
Wow I Love it!!! I Realllllllyyyyy Want to visit China for many reasons.
Great picture :D
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Yuna007 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
wow , i love that picture !! beautiful !! ~~ :D
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:iconeiramnerak:
EiramNerak Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007   Photographer
been there done that:D
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:iconalpha8:
alpha8 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007   Photographer
Wow, just amazing...........
its so big :)
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:iconaternity:
aternity Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
whoa! sweet!
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:iconcoady-gallant:
coady-gallant Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007   Photographer
Well isnt that just breathtakingly beautiful
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DaveR99 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007   Photographer
Good photo. The singular person at the bottom adds a certain dimension and sense of scale to it.
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anjaart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
beautiful place :) amazing
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photolitherland Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
one of the best shots of the great wall ive ever seen, what section of the wall was this?
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AcraOfLu-Cera Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
My sister went to china a few years ago but i don't think she went to the wall
It is such a pretty pic
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m4ck Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
it is an imposing capture
the contrast of the sky and the earth
simply fantastic :faint:
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:iconbear69designs:
bear69designs Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
"In the peaceful haze of harvest time..."
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:iconpapiland:
papiland Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006
Awesome stuff man! Great use of lighting, tones and shadding!
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Royce-Barber Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i'll never understand the mentality of china for building that big wall over nearly a thousand years, killing off their own people, and the wall proving to be ineffective as the guards were paid off not to light the signals when enemies came. but, it is an awesome sight to see. :)
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cr3za Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006   Photographer
lol, it makes Hadrians Wall look like a gnawed shoe string in comparison. It just looks so preserved against such a barren landscape, from what I've read it's over 2000 years old in some places and some of it has erroded away. But from what I've seen in your photograph. It looks pristine.
I like how you've framed this Bernie. Having the tower at the summit, encouraging the viewer to walk up over it to peer over the barren mountainside...
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Yueshi Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
That song is from Rush, and it's called Tai Shan...
I didn't know any song like this from any band from western countries, and it's about my motherland...untill I saw your photo.
I love your photos so much, especially those ones you took in China. They did give me a strong impression. Although I've been to all those places before but I could not do anything like yours. I hope I can do the same one day and show them to the world.
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luisah Featured By Owner May 24, 2006
its so nice.....and impressive!
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