Friday, January 27, 2012

Postcard Challenge Week 04

Here we are in week 4 already! I am really enjoying this challenge and look forward to every Monday morning! This week we are in China - big country with lots of people and fascinating cultures.

Connor has been walking the Great Wall for his assignment this week, trying to capture what he feels and sees as well as paying attention to what the magazine is paying him for. At one point along the way in the wall section out of Beijing, he stops to rest and daydreams about being here with someone he cares for - telling her what he imagines when he is behind the camera.

He shakes himself, smiles and gets back to work. The wind almost carries his hat away! Good thing he has quick reflexes. That is his favorite fedora!

He brought his lunch and while he sits leaning against the wall to eat, he reaches in his pocket and re-reads Melinda's last postcard. She did notice he made the postcard - perhaps he should try it again.

 
 
Connor seems to be taking Melinda's lead by ending with "Sincerely" and his first name. And perhaps he is using the same tactic of the question to be answered to keep getting postcards from Melinda. After all, it would be rude not to answer.

Photo info says:
China is mostly known for it's Great Wall - built out of stone and compacted sand that stretches for thousands of miles. The Great Wall rises and falls with the contours of the mountains westward, crossing nine provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions for 6,700 kilometers. The construction of the wall began during the Spring and Autumn period (770-476 BC) and Warring States period (475-221 BC) during the Eastern Zhou Dynasty.
 

15 comments:

Sandra Hoogland - The Netherlands said...

What a majestic view! Very pretty! ♥

Darcy said...

beautiful view of the wall, love all the researched details you added.

Rozelle Faulkner said...

Lovely storyline. Hope he managed to keep hold of his Fedora! I love how he is almost playing games by taking her lead on the layout of the postcard.

Manon said...

I am glad to see something about the wall, lovely card and great story!

lorig said...

That is an amazing view. Thanks for including the details of the construction at the bottom of the card.

Tammy Freiborg said...

Love you intro and the opportunity to share these few moments of his trip.

Jen said...

Great view of the wall, would like to do that walk one day.
Jen x

Gina said...

I love the way your story/romance is building so gently :D I can almost feel the slight nervousness your character is feeling :D XXX

Alison xx said...

Views like this really make me want to go and visit. I love their story. A xx

debbi taylor said...

loving the story - what a beautiful view on your card x

Kimber said...

Great storyline you have building. Love the view of the wall and the bit of history you shared.

Jamie Lynn said...

great view of the great wall and the kitty > is too fun and too distracting lol

Sunshineshelle said...

I pictured him grabbing his fedora before it flew into forbidden territories or is it 'he' who is treading into a forbidden world with Melinda? Wonderful!!!

Janet said...

Thank you for the factual info, I am learning all the time! Great storyline and a great postcard view.

Janet xx

Nathalie Thompson said...

The Great Wall, OF COURSE! There are so many wonders about China, but I didn't think of featuring The Wall. Good thinking and I like your latest installment to your story.