The Bird's Nest

Today we visited the 2008 Beijing Olympic venues. The track and field events were held at Beijing National Stadium, usually called the Bird's Nest. The stadium is the world's largest steel structure and is incredibly impressive in person. Here are some shots in and around it.

I love this building. Can my house look like this?

Many Chinese tourists visit the Olympic venues, and many seemed surprised to see Westerners. Here someone asked Matt to pose for a picture. This was not the only time people asked to take our picture. It was kind of weird being being a "celebrity."
This man seemed really impressed with the vastness of the inside.
And vast it was.