Forbidden City ♦ Beijing, China I went here so long ago. The Chinese had just opened up there country to outsiders and the forbidden city was wide open and not yet protected with lots of ropes and guards. You could basically just walk around in and out of all the rooms. Sit in the thrones, get up close to it all. Amazing. Tough trip though. nothing to buy, and horrible food.
Sep 8, 2008 Pictures of the Day - Photo Journal - WSJ Edith Hunkeler, of Switzerland, led before crashing in the final of the women’s 5,000-meter T54 classification race at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. Diane Roy, of Canada, won the race with Shelly Woods, of Great Britain, second and the United States’ Amanda McGrory third. (Mark Ralston/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images )
National Stadium (Bird's Nest), #Beijing China. World's Largest Steel Structure..
A baseball bat-shaped lighthouse is pictured in South Korea's southern port city of Busan. The lighthouse and sculptures of a ball and a glove were built to symbolise the city's image as a baseball powerhouse and to commemorate the country's winning of its first-ever gold in Olympic baseball at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.