Friday, August 14, 2009

One Year Later

Think back to one year ago this week.  What was happening in Beijing?

The summer Olympics!  They started on 8/8/08, and on 8/13/09 I had a chance to go walk around the Olympic Green.  Only one year too late.  It is now a full-time tourist attraction, and if you're willing to shell out 30 or 50 kuai, you can go inside the buildings. (We didn't.)  One of the girls I went with, Jenn, actually attended some of the Olympics last year, so she gave us the inside scoop on how the place looked during the Games.  Here's what it looks like now:


  1. These are some views I recognize! I love the one of you in front of the Bird's Nest :)

  2. The Asian way of flashing the V for every picture is so handy! You never have to worry about what to do with your hands.