All pictures taken: National Stadium, Beijing, China.
Date: December 11, 2010.
Camera: Panasonic TZ3.
I may possibly be the only person on the planet who didn't watch much of the Beijing Olympics coverage back in the Northern Hemisphere summer of 2008, but I do remember being awestruck by the beauty of the National Stadium.
Designed by Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron (the same guys who did the Tate Modern in London), it is commonly referred to as the 'bird's nest' for reasons I don't really need to explain.
From the outside, the structure looks enormous. It's equally as impressive inside -- although, to me, it felt smaller, or certainly less steep, than the new Wembley Stadium in London.
It cost just 50RMB (about £5) to take a look inside -- it was definitely worth a peek, if only to see the lattice-work structure at close quarters.