Saturday, August 28, 2004

Great Wall & Flag

Great Wall & Flag
Originally uploaded by dpnolan.
I visited the restored section of the Great Wall at Badaling while in Beijing this March. A strong dust storm was blowing to animate the flag.

This juxtaposition of the two Chinese symbols seemed too good to miss and promised to be a better souvenir than a little red books and any of the other tat on offer.

The photo owes its unusual shape to my editing out the electricity pylon next to the flagpole. In keeping with the tourist theme of the area, the pylon was decorated as if it were a traditional Chinese cloud column.