The Really Great Wall of Ourselves!

We all know about the Great Wall of China that connected the fortifications built by various states during Spring and Autumn (771-476 BC) and the Warring State periods (475-221 BC).

They were connected by the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, to protect his newly formed Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC) against incursions by nomads from Inner Asia.

Now, I know that there is a second great wall: the Great Wall of Kumbhalgarh, in the State Rajasthan in the west of India. Work began in 1443 and was completed a century later. It was later enlarged in the 19th century.

During the reign of Maharana Pratap (1572-?), the 13th Rajput King of Mewar (now the present state of Rajasthan), the wall was said to have held so many lamps that it enabled local farmers to work day and night.

But is was constructed mainly to protect 360 temples.


But I think the third Great Wall is the one we sometimes build around ourself based on our beliefs, bigotries, cultures and worldview to protect us from the outside world. The wall that is our …










Stumbling block



This is my Great or Not So Great Wall of Symbols from this and maybe other worlds real or imagined. These symbols allow me to go beyond what is known or seen by creating linkages between otherwise very different concepts and experiences. And to spread my BS even ever so far and wide!

20 Comments Add yours

  1. Good information

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  2. judybarbera says:

    A good post and a good wall.

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    1. Behind and under that wall…

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  3. map195 says:


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  4. Excellent ! Let’s try not to build walls around ourselves.

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  5. break down all walls!

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  6. shibumimc says:

    The King Who Made War Illegal!
    Qin Shi Huang. The Great Peace-Maker and Nation-Builder

    (Read what the terra cotta “army” was really intended for – and how little the first emperor had to do with the Great Wall)

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  7. Yleniaely says:

    Wonderful and excellent!!! 🥰 Yes! Only when humanity manages to break down its personal walls will it achieve peace and unity!!!
    🙏🙏🙏 So great!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!! 🥰

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    1. Halbarbera says:

      Thank you for the input!😍

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  8. Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” will always be my favorite album of all time. 🕊

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    1. Halbarbera says:

      Just another brick in the wall!?

      We don’t need no education
      We don’t need no thought control
      No dark sarcasm in the classroom
      Teachers, leave them kids alone

      Hey, teacher, leave us kids alone

      All in all you’re just another brick in the wall
      All in all you’re just another brick in the wall

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      1. It’s a masterpiece. 🕊

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  9. Mmm a lot to think about in this post. Walls are built to protect what’s inside as well as keep out. I don’t think having a personal wall is necessarily because of bigotry.

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    1. Halbarbera says:

      Yes! I also said for other reasons!

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