Thank you dave for your kind wordsOkay, I have been distracted for awhile but I have been meaning to thank you for your diary of sorts on your hiking the Great Wall.
The photos and stories behind them are wonderful to see and read!
My appreciation of your efforts to share your experiences is opening up my mind and I have learned so much already about this magnificent structure. I can’t think of a better way for anyone to learn more about the Wall.
It is a magnificent structure for sure, but even my pictures only represent a fraction of the whole thing, as i only stick to the beijing parts of the great wall and very close sections in nearby hebei province, so i covered only around a hundred kilometers of a struction that is believed to be more than 20000 kilometers long(all sections combined)
Over the years, as the great wall has become more and more important to me, i wish i could have started earlier to see this also as a kind of documentary.
Wish i had a time machine, tell myself ten years ago, "nevermind the cost, get an IQ180, and the most stable tripod, never work free hand" because each time i go through older images, many are blurred as an exhausted mirko couldnt hold still enough. and as more and more sections have been restaurated the original look of the "wild wall" was lost.
But as long as i am still here, i try to give the best impressions possible