Beijing 2008 Home Page
Attending the Olympic games is a multidimensional experience, much of which is at and around
the sporting competitions. Not only do you witness
amazing athleticism and thrilling matches at the events, but also there is entertainment,
ceremony, and celebration. In this album are images of what you see, including
the competition, some of what happens associated with it, and of the venues themselves.
Beijing is becoming a modern city at an incredible pace,
including infrastructure improvements constructed
for the Olympic games that will be used long into the future. New world class sporting venues on the Olympic
Green are already instantly recognized icons of Beijing. Hotels, office buildings,
and shopping centers have sprung up all over town and the subway system was significantly expanded.
The Closing Ceremony took place in the 90,000 seat
National Stadium, known to everyone as the Bird's Nest. There is nothing quite like being at
an event of this magnitude and so the images in this album will only convey a small sense of the
experience of being there.
Pin trading is an Olympic tradition. If you see a group drawn together, that
is probably what has gathered them. It is a great way
to meet and interact with all kinds of people and, when you return home at the end of the games, you find yourself with a
displayable collection that will bring back wonderful memories. In our case, with Adam doing the bulk of the
trading, we wound up with well over 100 pins, representing countries, sponsors, sporting events, mascots, and
We visited the Great Wall at Jinshanling on a
sparkling clear day. The wall here is partially, but not entirely, restored, making
it particularly interesting to explore. This section is also
visited by fewer tourists than other stretches of the wall that are closer to Beijing.
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|All photographs taken in Beijing are Copyright ©2008 Jeffrey Barth, All Rights Reserved.|