Here’s a shot of the Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium in Beijing I took exactly seven years ago today. Given the Chinese capital’s pollution and almost-perpetual haze, the stadium was always more pleasant to look at after dark. The lights helped, too. 🙂
Besides the track and field competition, the stadium hosted the 2008 Olympic Games opening and closing ceremonies (a posted a few images from that extravaganza here) and will do so again when Beijing hosts the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. That –the same stadium hosting the opening at both a summer and winter games– will be an Olympic first.
I hope they’ll have a better handle on the air pollution by then.
Specs ISO 800 18mm f/5.6 0.3sec, handheld
For the record: Today’s Pic du Jour, the blog’s 587th straight, was taken on 13 August 2008 in Beijing, China.