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Huanghuacheng, China
黄花城长城

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Guard tower, Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, Huáiróu District, Běijīng, China — March 24, 2001

Unesco World Heritage Site


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Spring at the Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, China — March 24, 2001

www.wildwall.com

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Steep section, Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, China — March 24, 2001


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Hiking the Wild Wall at Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, China — March 24, 2001

My first trip to China was blessed/plagued with an infamous Gobi Desert dust storm. This presented a highly challenging photography environment because the sand in the sky gave everything a yellow and brown tint. The lack of direct sunlight meant my shots would risk overexposure, lack shadow and appear boring and drab; in addition, my negatives were scratched. Up until now I found it unrewarding to work with these photos and subsequently most of them were not posted here. Enter my new Nikon Super Coolscan 5000 ED with Digital ICE. Below are fruits of my efforts, albeit eight years later. Please enjoy. Next time we return to this spot it may well look entirely different with hordes of tours, megaphones, food stalls, handrails, the ubiquitous tout and a lot less dust.


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Spring blossoms, Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, China — March 24, 2001


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Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, China — March 24, 2001


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One of my best days, Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, China — March 24, 2001


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Local entrepreneur, Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, China — March 24, 2001

The wall at this point became so steep that most sane folks would opt for the easier trail off the wall. This local responded with an informative sign.


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Flowers growing out of magnificence, Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, China — March 24, 2001


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Guard Tower, Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, China — March 24, 2001


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Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, China — March 24, 2001


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Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, China — March 24, 2001


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Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, China — March 24, 2001


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During a Gobi Desert dust storm, Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, China — March 24, 2001


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Wild wall, Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, China — March 24, 2001


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Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, China — March 24, 2001


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Wild wall, Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, China — March 24, 2001


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Unrestored faded glory, Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, China — March 24, 2001


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In bloom, Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, China — March 24, 2001


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One of my best days, Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, China — March 24, 2001


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Dangerous stairs, Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, China — March 24, 2001


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On Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, China — March 24, 2001


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Family picnic, Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, China — March 24, 2001


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Enjoying the taxi ride home from the Huánghuāchéng Great Wall, China — March 24, 2001

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