Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Okay, okay... maybe we are about 3 years too late for the Olympics here in Beijing, but I thought it was pretty interesting to see where all of the action took place back in the summer of 2008.

It is especially interesting because the area called "Olympic Green" is anything but green, and it is absolutely empty save tourists and vendors selling trinkets.

I was amazed by how huge the area is and how it is so lifeless in a way. Here are some of the pictures we took while we were there. :)

The Bird's Nest. Check out all of that nasty smog! It is disgusting!
Yet another group of Chinese people who want to take a picture with Mike. Maybe we should start charging them... :)

The Watercube. It is really cool and apparently it has water slides in it now! We're hoping to go sometime if it is not too expensive.

You can hardly see the news tower through all that smog!
Well, we may have missed seeing the Beijing Olympics, but it was pretty cool to see some of the amazing architecture built for the occasion close up and not just on TV. It's just too bad that these structures were so lively and amazing 3 years ago, and now they are lifeless. :( Makes a person kinda sad.

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

I love all your pictures! The smog is really amazing too. Keep posting and having fun!