Amazing opening at the Beijing 2008 Olympics

8th August 2008

Watched the Beijing Olympics at home.
You may ask if I was tempted to visit Beijing for the Olympics?
No, I did not. Had predicted that visiting Beijing, China was going to be one sore disappointing trip.
For most of the suckers who paid tons of money visiting the place, bet you are going to have mega restrictions on EVERYTHING.

Mark my words, visitors are going to have a tough time there, you probably be restricted in visiting major sites, meet up with tons of road blocks and checks etc etc.

When you have China officials restricting tourist visas and blacklisting protesters visiting China, you should have just stayed home and watched the Olympics from the comforts of your couch.

Maybe Beijing officials took the suggestion of Singapore who did the same when Singapore had the World Trade Organisation (WTO) talks. Beijing had their very own ‘Protest Zone’ and impossible to get protest permits for foreigners. Very similar to Singapore government’s handling of the WTO.

That’s enough of politics from me.

Meanwhile enjoy these amazing photos from the New York Times.

fireworks at birdnest

Photo: Doug Kanter for The New York Times

Doug Mills/The New York Times

Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Phil Walter/Getty Images

Photo: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Photo: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Doug Mills/The New York Times

Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Photo: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

Shiho Fukada for The New York Times

Photo: Shiho Fukada for The New York Times

Shiho Fukada for The New York Times

Photo: Shiho Fukada for The New York Times

Doug Mills/The New York Times

Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times

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One response to “Amazing opening at the Beijing 2008 Olympics

  1. Take your point. I did watch it at home from my couch and was amazed by the firework displays, especially the feet going towards the stadium. 2008 drummers were amazing to watch. I reckon I had the best seats without the hastle!

    Great article and pics – Thanks.
    Harish

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