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The Great Wall of China at Juyongguan | by Toltomeja
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The Great Wall of China at Juyongguan

A brick model of one of the most magnificent monuments in the world. It’s loosely based on a specific fragment of the Wall, located in Juyong Pass. The choice was not accidental, as Juyongguan is the very place I had a pleasure to visit last summer. And now, after a year, I finally got to build it.


One might imagine the Wall as a straight line stretching across China. This segment is a bit different - its shape is rather closer to a circle. It surrounds a couple of buildings at the bottom of the pass. I tried to feature two of the pavilions, as well as the pond being crossed by the walkway.


The only part that was entirely added by me is the side beacon tower. Such structures served as a part of the defensive system – in case of an enemy’s attack, heavy smoke was produced to warn guards at neighbouring towers.


If you’re not afraid of some history, feel free to read more here.

And if you are, let pictures speak to you: the pavilions and one of the towers





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Taken on September 22, 2015