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This is the amazing Beijing National Stadium, aka, Bird Nest Olympics Stadium; built specially for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. It was the location where one of the most memorable Olympic Opening Ceremonies was ever held in history. Built to resemble a bird nest as to signify the culture and odd expensive taste of the orient (especially to the more westernized culture); the structure was designed with consideration of post-Olympic use and low maintenance costs; as well as an architecture that can be viewed artistically from all angles.
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see the tiny man doing a tightrope walking all the way up on the top of the stadium?
It's that dot.
let me zoom it for you.
When the stadium was not in use (that's most of the days), they have performances to keep the paying tourists entertained.
When this image was taken, I was imagining what it was like to walk through this door as an Olympian participant to an active stadium during the 2008 Olympics.
Inside the souvenir shops...
Always wanted to know how it feels like to drink of one of these cups.
The famous five Beijing Olympian dolls.
Tempted to buy this, it's actually very pretty and creative as a pendant.
Guess what this was?
You'll never guess.
The Chinese has never failed to surprise me in their business-minded tactics.
This was actually a cubic of the earth + grass of the land before they excavated the earth and turn it into a football field.