Posts Tagged ‘national stadium’

Great Wall, Bird Nest, and Water Cube

April 17th, 2011 5 comments

We took a day tour yesterday visiting the Great Wall at Badaling and then to the Olympics compound. In between, we’d also stopped by a wax museum featuring the Ming Dynasty period. While learning about the Ming, I noticed many important historic events taking place in and around Beijing. I really wished I had brushed up on my Chinese history before roaming around.

National Aquatics Center (aka Water Cube)

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From vegetable field to bird's nest: witnessing the birth of the national stadium in Beijing

August 3rd, 2008 5 comments

Many of you perhaps have already seen the stunning computer rendered image, shown above, of the national stadium, better known as the bird’s nest. But do you wonder what it looks like during the seven years of building? Read more…