Our first glimpse of the Beijing National Stadium, the Bird’s Nest. The Bird’s Nest was built for the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.
The Bird’s Nest hosted the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.
View from the surrounding area of the Olympic Village.
There is a huge piece of jade on display. It is supposed to be one of the single largest piece of jade in the world.
The entrance to the Bird’s Nest is RMB50 (about CAD8.30) per person. It also includes the entrance to the Water Cube.
A closer look at the majestic weaving beams of the Bird’s Nest.
I look so tiny when standing next to the beam of the Bird’s Nest.
A view of the stadium with a capacity of 80,000 seats.
Walking around the Bird’s Nest as there are some exhibitions being displayed.
Since we were there during daytime and unable to capture the night scene, here is a photo of it which is displayed.
The 2008 Summer Olympic Torch.
The structure behind me was the communication tower which broadcasted the news feed all over the world.
A miniature bird’s nest which lights up the surrounding area.