Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Beijing Olympics

November 2004 ~ In front of the Olympic Countdown Ticker
In case you can't read it, we were in Beijing 1,371 days, 10 hours, 30 minutes, and 15 seconds before the lighting of the torch (though we wanted to, we didn't get a shot in front of the ticker in '07).


Like most of you, we've enjoyed watching the olympics...or I should say the "Beijing Olympics" as Miyah and Mei Lin consistently refer to it. Miyah (and all of us) gets excited when she sees some of the popular tourist attractions and remembers visiting them last year. And now she's making plans to become on olympian...I think she's settled on the trampoline because it looks fun. She saw the girls doing all the twists and twirls and said, "I'm going to do that some day and go to the Beijing Olympics." She's going to be surprised when the next olympics aren't in China.

Here are the shots we took of the olympic facilities being built back in March '07...

The "Ice Cube" and "Bird Nest"

Part of the olympic village.

We were amazed at row, upon row, upon row (seemed like miles) of temporary housing for the workers building all these facilities. How many Chinese does it take to build an olympic village? Apparently a lot!

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