Through the Gate View, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Mutianyu’s Great wall of China, located about 73 kilometers northeast of Beijing; is a beautiful section, steeped in history, with many unique and interesting features. Originally built in the Northern Qi Dynasty (550 – 557), the Mutianyu section was rebuilt during the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644), to guard and protect the capital and the imperial mausoleums.The 2.5 kilometer Mutianyu section is the longest fully-restored section of the Great Wall that is open to tourists, and Mutianyu’s Great wall of China is less crowded than the Badaling and Juyongguan sections.

Through the Gate View, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D90 | Exposure f/10 @ 1/100sec | ISO 200 | Focal Length 18mm
Through the Gate View, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | March 30
Award Score: 65 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 16, Style 12, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: The Great Wall of China, Mutianyu, China

Photographer: Ryszard Wierzbicki (Swindon, United Kingdom) Registered
Ryszard Wierzbicki was born in 1963. Graduated with a Master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education from University of Gdańsk in 1992 in Poland. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, going through positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches (child care, dentistry, orthodontics and IT). Apart of his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted of an instructor level in PADI. Emigrated to UK in 2006, from where he started his real traveling & photography experience and exploration of South-East Asia. Volunteering occasionally with Stu and the Kids charity organization of Thai and Burmese Orphans ( Established 2 forums for active travelers and photographers named Instant Travelling ( and World Around ( in 2010. Changed an ironed suit and laptop for cargo trousers, hoodie jacket, knapsack and started to manage freely the passion of photography, traveling and scuba diving.


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