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Snow on the Great Wall, spring in the city, 2015/04

In Brief: We thought spring had arrived in Beijing at the beginning of April. In the city, yes; on the Great Wall … not so much!

Spring had arrived in Beijing at the beginning of April. Well, in the city, yes; on the Great Wall … not so much!

While we were looking out the office window at the growing greenery in the city, our hikers up on the Great Wall in Yanqing found themselves getting snowed on.

This photo that compares the two very different scenes proved very popular on our Facebook page, so we're re-posting it here for your viewing pleasure.

Snow on the Great Wall, spring in the city, 2015/04

Just half an hour after we'd finished the hike, the snow was all gone again!