The last in my series of modern Beijing icons. Hope you all have an amazing day tomorrow and Santa is good to you 😉
It was unbelievably cold at the Olympic Park that day, but very happy to finally see the Birds Nest,
Hope I get to see this complete. Very different from anything else I have seen in Beijing so far,
Completely dominating its surroundings – I never appreciated the scale of this building until now!
Such a simple facade but the scheme is so different from every angle.
Variety of materials and mixture of alleys and courtyards makes this an interesting place to be.
Beijing has a museum dedicated to urban planning in the heart of the city, it has been one of the places I had been meaning to visit since I arrived. Finally I made it…
Beautiful model of Beijing on the wall of the atrium and circulation space of the museum.
I was blown away by this HUGE 1:750 model of Beijing.
Every individual building was incredibly detailed.
Not only detailed, but individually lit up too for the lighting show.
The Olympic Park.
It was great to see all the iconic buildings and historic sites within their context.
As my last few weeks in Beijing were dedicated to exploring as much as possible, I will be posting a blog a day with the run up to Christmas, sharing the weird and wonderful!