This was my very first walk on the Great Wall of China and my first stay in Beijing. It was winter, as because I was a teacher, my holidays were always in winter for the northern hemisphere, when Summer in the south. I took a tour to the Great Wall and went in a bus with about 20 other tourists.
When we got there there was no snow, but while walking the wall, the snow started falling so to my delight I got photos of the Great Wall with snow and without snow. It was thrilling, and a bit slippery, walking the Great wall in the snow.
The wall is wide enough for 5 horses or 12 soldiers to march along
Looking out of the small turret windows where the soldiers kept watch during their sentry duty. it would have been very cold
Before the snow the wall was easy to walk along
After the snow we had to be very careful….it was very beautiful
This is looking down from a turret window