For my Great Wall of Chino contest (see Wednesday’s column for more), John Kramer submitted the runner-up nomination, a wall at El Prado Golf Course, which he described as a golf cart bridge that crosses the second hole on the Butterfield Stage course. I think you’ll agree the stonework is quite impressive.
Kramer supplied this handy comparison between this wall and China’s slightly better-known Great Wall:
Year built, China: Circa 220 BC; Year built, Chino: Circa 2000 AD
Length, China: Over 13,000 miles; Length, Chino: Barely over 130 feet
Height, China: Up to 16 feet; Height, Chino: Barely over 4 feet
Purpose, China: To keep out the Mongolians
Purpose, Chino: To keep out the Rancho Cucamongans?
Thanks for putting things in perspective, Mr. Kramer.