The wall

This panoramic view of the Great Wall of China (warning: it may make your browser behave oddly) is kind of beautiful, without being as breathtaking as I want it to be. There’s something unphotographable* about the Great Wall of China, I think, which is why all photos of it look kind of the same:

The Great Wall of China

Well, nearly all photos of it, anyway:

Great Wall of China - close-up with graffiti

* “unphotographable” is a word I know only from the lyrics of My Funny Valentine – I am very pleased to have an excuse to use it in real life.

You can see the rest of the set, most of which were taken in Beijing in June 2006, here.