Between a visit to the Summer Palace in the morning and a late afternoon tour of an older part of Beijing, we were taken to the 2008 Beijing Olympics Site. You could tell that the site could have handled huge Olympic crowds.
The Chinese are very proud of the fact that they successfully conducted the 2008 Summer Olympic games. And the Bird’s Nest Stadium is an iconic building. But really, did we need to spend an hour strolling around here? Admission to the Olympic venues was not included in the stop, nor did we have enough time.
Most of my bus mates stayed on the bus, but hey, any chance for a few interesting photos. It was a grey day and the black and white shots are true to the feeling of the vast site.
The Olympic mascots in the left mid-ground of the next photo.
China was originally called The Middle Kingdom, and the Chinese character above the ‘d’ is the symbol for middle or centre.
Next post: details from the Olympic site.