During the 2008 Olympics, Beijing's National Stadium was China's pride, the 90,000-seat physical embodiment of the country's economic ascendance. The stadium, “The Bird’s Nest” and the "Water Cube" lived up to its aspiration as global landmarks. Time has, however, not been so kind. Today, The Bird’s Nest is a mostly empty "museum piece" The stadium, which cost $480 million dollars to build and takes about $11 million each year to maintain, has no regular tenant and is almost empty. The nearby Olympic aquatics center “The Water Cube” has been slightly more fortunate: it's been turned into a water park. Wondering what is going to happen with the investments made in Brazil… Time will tell… Beijing, China
The Great Wall was continuously built from the 3rd century BC to the 17th century AD as the great military defence project of successive Chinese Empires, with a total length of more than 20,000 kilometers. The Great Wall begins in the east at Shanhaiguan in Hebei province and ends at Jiayuguan in Gansu province to the west. Great Wall is the must-visit site when travelling to Beijing.
Unfortunately The Wall became a crumbling, melancholy monument to China’s imperial grandeur, so imposing that it inspired the stubborn myth that it is visible from the moon. One part of the wall is now even more visible now. Chinese preservationists have been incensed this week after pictures showed that officials repaired part of th Great Wall in northeast China by slapping a white substance on top of the crumbling, weathered stones. This stretch of the wall now looks like a cement skateboarding lane dumped in the wilderness - Mutiany, China.
Workers take on a Lilliputian look as they install a giant bouquet of articficial flowers. The Bouquet is part of the decorations on Tiananmen Square to mark the National Holiday on October 1. More than 300 flowers will be used for the 17 meter-high installation - Beijing, China
View of the Jin Mao Tower, currently the 18th tallest building in the world, from my hotel room on the 82th floor in the Park Hyatt in the World Financial Center, the 8th tallest skyscraper in the world - Shanghai, China
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