Only accessible with a ticket for a
current Olympic event, the National
Stadium known as the "Bird's Nest"
casts a calm reflection on the lake.
The contrast between old and new in
China is nowhere more apparent
than the largest city of Shanghai.
The most flamboyant architecture in
China is in Shanghai. This is the
view 88 floors down to the lobby of
the Jinmao Observatory 88 building.
Shanghai's skyline boasts a beautiful
array of skyscrapers combining
shiny metal and glass.
This gentleman poses for a rare por-
trait before entering the muslim-only
section of the Great Mosque of Xi'an.
Chinese policeman takes a break in
the shade while patrolling the Sum-
mer Palace, a popular tourist dest-
ination for Chinese and foreigners.