The Great Wall of China was started in 500 B.C. to fend off foreign invaders. It took 6 dynasties over 1800 years to complete. It is the world’s longest wall, visited by over 10,000,000 tourists a year. It winds through a stunning array of scenery from the beaches of Qinhuangdao, to rugged mountains around Beijing, to a desert corridor between tall mountain ranges.
Ch’in Shih-huang was the first emperor of China. He united seven separate kingdoms into a single nation. He built the Great Wall and was buried with the terracotta soldiers. [see our Chinese Emperor’s Terracotta Warrior card!]
This is a card for a Chinese friend, for a friend interested in Asia, in China, in ancient history, for a traveler, for someone facing a challenge, a philosopher, for boundaries, for an architect, an engineer, warrior, politician or professor. Makes a stunning birthday card, friendship card, or gift for a Chinese holiday. Give it to your project manager, architect, builder, event planner, fund raiser or a real estate agent.
Happy birthday! you’re old as dirt!
May all your wishes come true.
Get it done.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. ~Maya Angelou
We build too many walls and not enough bridges. ~Isaac Newton
What do you hang on the walls of your mind? ~Eve Arnold
When I was growing up, my parents told me, “Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.” I tell my daughters, “Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job.” ~Thomas Friedman
Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time. ~Chinese proverb
To talk much and arrive nowhere is the same as climbing a tree to catch a fish. ~Chinese proverb
You can’t stop demographics. And show me a fence that ever worked. It didn’t work at Hadrian’s Wall. The Great Wall of China didn’t work, neither did the Berlin Wall. ~James Turrel