Sunday, August 17, 2008

Ambience of the Bird's Nest

The moon was absolutely gorgeous! It was brighter than it's ever been, too, as if it knew 90,000 spectators would be taking photos.
These are the Fuwa, the Olympic mascots. They have potential to easily drive a person crazy, but all in all they are fun-loving, mischievous creatures that dance around Olympic venues and are beloved, and sometimes mobbed, by Chinese children. I have photos of Fuwas dancing in the volleyball venue, with volunteers standing nearby acting as body guards because dozens of children simultaneously often run toward them for hugs!

It's hilarious when they fall over. I hope I get to try on a Fuwa suit before I have to leave... :)

This woman was one of thousands taking advantage of the many photo opportunities by the venue at night...

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