On the fifth day in Beijing, we finally visited their famous modern buildings , the National Stadium & the National Aquatic Center.
It was cold, windy and a bit snowy. We walked for 150 meters from where the bus parked, before stopping to take some photos in front of those buildings.
What do you think of the designs? Do you like it?
I don't know. I don't feel anything.
Well, I don't like it. I loved their old buildings very much. But the new ones are pretty ugly. If this is what modern architecture is, well, I don't like it.
I'd probably love all old buildings, so I managed to come out with so many excuses to dislike modern buildings.
Little Facts :
The National Stadium, also known as The Bird's Nest by the local people was designed by Herzog & de Meuron from Switzerland. It looked more like a huge cocoon, ribboned.
The National Aquatics Center ( " Water Cube " ) looked like a lot of soap bubbles from afar. It was designed by PTW, Australia & CCDI, China. I didn't really like the design too.
|Picture taken from Boston.com|
Around the area , snowy morning :
New friends :
Pictures were taken by using :
Nikon dSLR D40
I hate watermarks, so please be informed that
all pictures are mine.