Beijing Birds Nest Stadium

A popular sight in Beijing, the birds nest stadium was the landmark setting of the 2008 Olympic Games. I have to admit there's not an awful lot to actually do here, just look at the interesting architecture and take some photos!It was particularly pretty lit up in the evening, with lights on all the buildings!


Olympic Forest Park

After exploring the Beijing science museum, I had a few hours to spare wandering around the nearby area. I headed north to the Olympic Forest Park to explore.This park is absolutely HUGE - judging by the map you could easily spend all day wandering around and not retrace your steps at all! I only spent … Continue reading Olympic Forest Park

Panathenaic Stadium

This incredible stadium stands at the birthplace of the (ancient and modern) Olympic Games and has been in use for hundreds of years, for standard athletics events and historically for Roman style gladiator tournaments. It's impressive structure is built entirely from Pentelic marble. We started by walking around the outside of the track, admiring the … Continue reading Panathenaic Stadium