Our first view of The Great Wall of China:
Construction on the Summer palace began during the Jin Dynasty (1120’s) and continued through many succesive dynasties. The present day configuration of gardens, palace and courtyards were finished in the Qing Dynasty (1700’s). There have been many restorations since, with major restorations taking place after invasion and ransacking by French and British armies in the mid 1800‘s.
Here we are, enjoying a short break in a pretty pagoda: