Articles tagués “BEIJING

Tourism in Beijing, 2007



Beijing, China, 2007. New Opera House


Just before opening to the public of Beijing Opera House, workers are working hard to clear the dust from the site, July 2007.

Construction of Olympic Stadium, Beijing, China, 2007

A few months before the Olympic Games, Beijing finds its new face. North of the capital, up to the fifth ring road, Olympic Stadium, designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, is finished, expected to be delivered in the spring.

Called « bird’s nest » because of its many branches turned towards the sky, the stadium has a capacity of 90 000 spectators, and is the flagship project of the Olympic zone. Criticized for its lack of progress on human rights, or the lack of transparency in the management of Olympic projects, however it is beyond the timetable for completion of projects.

These Olympics will be the showcase of modern China, and Beijing does not miss this event.

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Beijing, 2007. Fishing in the early morning in front of the Forbidden City

Beijing, 2007. The new Beijing as an ideal city.