October 2009 I met this driver in the centre of Dingbian. You can see a watchtower of the Great Wall in the background. This is a common view all over China. Old houses are torn down, and replaced by modern ones. The first sign of the Great Wall after having walked through Dingbian in the province of Shaanxi. The first signs of earth erosion in a field. The Great Wall to the right. This farmer has several rooms built in the Great Wall. See the chimney? Many places the farmers crop grows right up to the Great Wall. On the other side, houses block access to the wall. A pig stile built into the Great Wall Mother and child on a crowded bus. Morning view. The young girl to my left brought me to her school. Photographs from the last ninety years.