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Old July 12th, 2013, 05:29 AM   #121
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Errrrr...Caravan in the Olympic Park? Kidding...

Take some photos from yr vantage spot and post some here pls...
here it comes! I visited the tower last evening. It's a seriously underrated beauty. I hope I could stay longer in Beijing...

I stayed just next to the Olympic park. The park and surrounding facilities (hotels, convention centers, shopping centers, food court etc.) are quite crowded and fully used after 5 years of Beijing Olympics. I guess this is a good example of sports facility re-usage after big event.

view from my hotel room


the observatory tower is not located in Olympics park but in the forest park (line 8 Olympic Forest Park station)





The sunken square serves as metro stations and shopping mall. The square is so long that it covers two metro stations (Olympic park and Forest park). The mall is also big. I had my dinner and coffee in side.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 05:33 AM   #122
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continued walk

The dragon lake







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Old July 12th, 2013, 05:36 AM   #123
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Old July 12th, 2013, 05:38 AM   #124
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I walked closer. It's a pity that the construction site is walled so I couldn't get a clear shot of the base.







you can only feel its beauty when standing beneath. I especially like the walkable links between columns. It must be breath taking waking on them.







last pic before sleep, too much drinking ...

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Old July 12th, 2013, 05:41 AM   #125
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Old July 12th, 2013, 06:07 AM   #126
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Oh my god, that is gorgeous. It's so futurist, but not in a tacky way!
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Old July 12th, 2013, 06:40 AM   #127
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What an update!
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Old July 12th, 2013, 07:27 AM   #128
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@ big-dog :

It turned out you were not staying in a Caravan, but a luxury hotel.

Well done! The greatest updates of this thread EVER! Many Thx!



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I wonder why the signs only show in French, Japanese and Korean? No Chinese and English? or on the flip side of the plates?
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Old July 12th, 2013, 08:18 AM   #129
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Olympic Forest Park Beijing by Marc van der Chijs, on Flickr
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Old July 12th, 2013, 02:18 PM   #130
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Yes Chinese and English are displayed on the other side.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 05:59 PM   #131
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3 more pictures taken this week





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Old July 27th, 2013, 05:49 PM   #132
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this is one of the best things that has ever happened to this world the cladding looks so amazing on it as well. why can't this be twice the size
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Old August 3rd, 2013, 05:21 AM   #133
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Old August 5th, 2013, 02:28 PM   #134
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wow,a very beautiful city!impressive!
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Old August 19th, 2013, 02:28 PM   #135
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Old September 1st, 2013, 04:41 PM   #136
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Old September 23rd, 2013, 03:42 PM   #137
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Without a doubt, one of the most fantastic modern structures ever built! I look forward to seeing the cladding completed!
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