Tonight is the first post in what may become a series. I want to use the satellite views from Google Maps, and then show what it looks like at ground level from pictures I have taken. My first subject is the Great Wall of China at Badaling. This is not far north of Beijing.
OK, I did not take this picture as it is of me, but you can see the Great Wall snaking through the hills behind me. You can tell that this was long ago by the quality of the picture and also the dark beard.
Of course I had to take a funny picture as well. Little kids do the funniest things sometime. This little kid was looking down through one of the slits that they would use to shoot arrows through to help defend the wall.
If I continue this series what places would you like to see?