It is Monday, early evening, I’m sleepy. Mondays are always like that. Very long days with sleepy evenings. Doesn’t mean I will go to bed early, still probably not going to sleep till close to midnight, but, man I’m getting sleepy.
Anyway, I have a few more Fall pictures, which I’ll try to push out before real Winter comes around.
We are back to Linn Cove Viaduct at Blue Ridge parkway. This time we are looking south. Taken from the tip of the rock as low as I could get there to the road, but still have a long view over it.
It was hazy day. We hiked a lot but the views were not that great. So far this summer in NC is not very good for long range views. Every time we go to the mountains it is hazy. Maybe it will clear in October, November time frame.
Recently we made an interesting discovery. According to the Beijing Marriott Courtyard travel magazine, the Linn Cove Viaduct is actually part of the Chinese Great Wall. Imagine our surprise when we opened it and saw something very familiar, something that I’ve seen here in NC so many times and actually have very similar photo of it as well. But, I guess, Chinese folks who designed that magazine know better, after all the Great Wall is only 50 miles away from Beijing and maybe they build a replica of Linn Cove Viaduct somewhere around it. Why they didn’t use one of their own Great Wall pictures is beyond simple understanding, just shows some basic ignorance of the people.
The travel magazine is about 100 pages and shows many other great marvels that tourists must visit. I just wonder, what percentage of corresponding pictures they have pulled from somewhere else and that have nothing to do with the actual subject.
So the magazine introduces the ruins of Great Wall at Badaling and goes on to describe them as – “Roaming across ruins of the Great Wall and walking through forests with red leaves, you can’t help being enchanted by the romantic charm.”