In 2018, I began my journey traveling from the Chaoyang District to Badaling, northwest of Beijing in Yanqing County and in 2019 from the 798 Art District to Mutianyu.
My first sight of the great wall was the serpentine outlined mountain ridges, 1000 - 2000 m (3,200 - 6,600 ft). As I walked or shall I say climbed the wall, I was speechless with its magnanimity and weathered stone walls, towers and steps.
The various sections of the wall vary from10 foot mud and stone sections to 25 foot carved stones that extend a total of 21, 000 kilometers (13,000 miles). The syncopated patterns of steps (3 small, 1 big, and 2 wide, followed by 7 small, 5 big, 3 wide were an indication of defense and as a bass player, believe it was their cultural rhythm.
The Great Wall of 7 dynasties grace the Xishan and Yanshan mountains with its calligraphic design