72 Hours in Gay Beijing
Is it or isn’t it? The answer is frequently given as fact: the Great Wall is the only human structure visible from space. Alas, that verdict was disproved when the first of China’s own astronauts, Yang Liwe, could see no sign of the Wall on his journey around the earth.
Gay Beijing – Kublai Khan
But the view from space is immaterial. For this massive example of human determination and endeavour was built specifically to keep other humans out. And for centuries it worked. Then in 1279 the Mongols, led by Kublai Khan, grandson of the great Genghis Khan, finally invaded and
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