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Weekly Photo Challenge: FORWARD

I was out of shape when I climbed the Great Wall. I knew that you didn’t have to be perfectly fit, but somehow you need to a tiny bit of inspiration to move that foot forward and make each step to the top. The grand turret in Mutianyu kept me moving forward, slowly, to the top. I did not finish the Wall from end to end, but somehow, I was proud to have reached the top, of pushing myself to where I thought I couldn’t be, and of having moved forward no matter how tiring it got.

Great Wall; Beijing, China

The Great Wall in outlining the mountains in Mutianyu

This is my entry to this week’s photo challenge. Other great photos can be found here.

Happy weekend everyone!

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30 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: FORWARD

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  4. cumakatakata
    February 23, 2013

    Wah, indah sekali..

  5. jenfbs
    February 23, 2013

    What an amazing photo!

  6. Joe Owens
    February 23, 2013

    I hope one day to do this. I cannot imagine how brethtaking it must be to see in person.

    • Karen
      February 23, 2013

      It really was. The good thing about the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall was that there weren’t too many people. It gives you a chance to take it all in and enjoy the fantastic view it offers!

      Thanks for dropping by! 🙂

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  9. Cyn
    February 23, 2013

    I love this picture and your narration. Also really really love what you’ve done with your theme!!

    • Karen
      February 23, 2013

      I was challenged with climbing the wall. After all, how many chances of visiting Beijing do I have? The view was worth moving forward, slowly at that.

      Thanks for visiting my blog! 🙂

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  11. barbaramelnikcarson
    February 23, 2013

    Beautiful photo. Glad you kept moving forward.

    • Karen
      February 23, 2013

      I was happy to have gone forward. The view was breathtaking at the top. Thank you for dropping by!

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  18. Bams Triwoko
    February 24, 2013

    Great shot Karen… 🙂

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