The Great Wall of China

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The Great Wall concludes (or begins?) at the Yellow Sea, near North Korea. (Kuriositas)

Who knew that it ended at the sea? It does, at the Yellow Sea, just athwart what we now call the Korean Peninsula. It is over 13,000 miles long, running from east to west. I do not know how successful a protection it was, or from whom, nor have I anything to say of its ramifications today. Suffice it to say that these pictures describe a wall of great elegance, but too long to walk, and surely not in high heels. But here are shots of portions of the wall that we rarely see, and without the usual crowd of tourists.

This set of photographs, “The Great Wall of China: Diverse Perspectives” was assembled by the website Kuriositas.

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About David Brussat

This blog was begun in 2009 as a feature of the Providence Journal, where I was on the editorial board and wrote a weekly column of architecture criticism for three decades. Architecture Here and There fights the style wars for classical architecture and against modern architecture, no holds barred. History Press asked me to write and in August 2017 published my first book, "Lost Providence." I am now writing my second book. My freelance writing on architecture and other topics addresses issues of design and culture locally and globally. I am a member of the board of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, which bestowed an Arthur Ross Award on me in 2002. I work from Providence, R.I., where I live with my wife Victoria, my son Billy and our cat Gato. If you would like to employ my writing and editing to improve your work, please email me at my consultancy,, or call 401.351.0457. Testimonial: "Your work is so wonderful - you now enter my mind and write what I would have written." - Nikos Salingaros, mathematician at the University of Texas, architectural theorist and author of many books.
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  1. Pingback: Kafka on China’s Great Wall | Architecture Here and There

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