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.
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.
Here’s another Koolhaas, the CCTV Building in Beijing. 2008. I’m pretty sure this is not how it actually looks at night, but it was the clearest picture I could find. What a gorgeous transformation of the basic skyscraper:’)
Netherlandish rider Hans Peter Minderhoud rides his horse Nadine during the dressage individual grand prix freestyle of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games equestrian events in Hong Kong, China, Aug. 19, 2008. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)