China’s Last Line of Defense

The Tragedy of the Great Wall

Image Description: Rolling green hills and a white smog cover the frame. There is a clear line across the top of the hills that is the Great Wall with medieval looking brick towers.

The mountains of China are certainly impressive monuments jutting into the sky, but the forbidding wall that ghosts their crests contrasts with the normally peaceful landscape. Seeming to rise from the mountainsides themselves, the Great Wall stands as a reminder of China’s past battles and present culture. Covered in horse tracks, watchtowers, and shelters, the…