Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Can't help myself...

I'm excited about the Olympics!!!

While reading the New York Times online this morning, I came across an article and these pictures of the new Olympic Stadium in Beijing. It's so cool! It's being called the "Bird's Nest" and I totally see why. It was designed by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, who also designed the Allianz Arena in Munich and is getting rave reviews. The stadium will be used for track and field and most important in my mind the opening and closing ceremonies. I love a parade...and fireworks and just about anything with singing and dancing. Bet you didn't know that! 

I know that there is much unrest over China and having the Olympics there, etc. but now that the Olympics are 3 days away, I can't help but get excited and am looking forward to them. 

(Claro Cortes)

(Doug Miller/NYT)

(Getty Images)

(Chang W. Lee)


Sarah @ Brilliant Event Planning said...

Wow, you were 100% right to feature this stadium on your blog! It's amazing! Somewhat reminiscent of the ampitheatre in Chicago's Millenium Park and so visually striking. Great post!

Kate said...

Isn't it great! It's so different from what's already there that I think it makes it even more beautiful.

Courtney said...

beautiful stadium!! And those pics from the Opening Ceremony were incredible - especially the ones showcasing the nest all lit up.