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Taking your life in your hands – Great Wall Simatai

This is the “Flying Fox” at Simatai in China.
For a modest fee you can take the quick way down. In actuality, this is not really all that high up (from a Simatai Ridge perspective), but it beats the walk. And on brisk days such as this day (in December 2007) it was a welcome shortcut, as we’d walked a fair way at this point.

Rob
Taking your life in your hands - Great Wall Simatai

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  • DianaMay 17, 2012 - 1:55 pm

    Do you by any chance know when the zip line closes? My boyfriend is a photographer, and he’d like to take pictures at Simatai at sunset. Would the zip line still be open thereafter? Any insight you could provide would be much appreciated! 🙂ReplyCancel

Olympic Stadium and Water Cube

This is a fond memory of China.

There are many reasons we didn’t have fun there, but the people and the place were enchanting. It’s like living on another planet.

Hats off to the Chinese for making something of the Olympics. Unfortunately I feel that, like many hosts, the actual expectation far outweighed the effort and there is a certain feeling of.. so? after the event. It was has been staged and everyone has gone home, now what?
Olympic Stadium and Water Cube

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Can you believe this?

We walked along this as far as we could see…..

Those boots were relegated to the bin last week.

New boots needed for new adventures!!

2011 – Bring it on!
Can you believe this?

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  • Graham BakerJanuary 31, 2011 - 9:15 am

    I would love a helicopter flight over and along it’s path Rob,maybe you 2 can do this next time your there.ReplyCancel

  • BOB GLEASONJanuary 31, 2011 - 9:28 am

    Exceptional!!!ReplyCancel

  • rayJanuary 31, 2011 - 3:04 pm

    Amazing clarity in this shot, Rob.ReplyCancel

  • BOB GLEASONFebruary 1, 2011 - 6:03 am

    Prolific? Sometimes a single word completes an opinion and in this photo, which, IMO, is exceptional. But, “breathtaking” should be added. I did notice and wonder about the 1/30 SS. Was that all you cud get? Tripod or no?ReplyCancel

Me on the GWC

I miss being able to go there when I want..

🙂
Me on the GWC

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  • rayJanuary 30, 2011 - 9:16 pm

    Gets under your skin, doesn’t it. Excellent image BTW.ReplyCancel