While I don't have any pictures of Mr. Xi, I do have a few photos of Paul and I and some friends at the Great Wall on a very rainy day recently. It's not much of a story, but at least it is something else to look at than those red doors...
It so rarely rains in Beijing, that we hadn't even prepared with the right clothing.
A bit of "wild wall" near Mutianyu. The "wild" refers to the fact that this part has not been restored. You can see the tree growing in the middle of the wall!
This is the path we came through :-). The wild wall is not for the average tourist.