Anyhow, he just wanted to grace the event ‘in his own way’ and share with you three of this year’s Olympic icons (aside from Phelps, that is).
The Bird’s Nest
The Bird's Nest
A unique landmark, the National Stadium is aptly called the Bird’s Nest as it is made of angled and interlocking steel beams resembling the name. They really should have included a gigantic bird during the opening ceremonies, as big as something that would complete the picture. Like something proportional to the nest. =) That would have been awesome!
It will again play host to another set of ceremony on August 24 when the Beijing Olympics concludes.
The Water Cube
The Water Cube
The idea really amazed me when I first saw the Water Cube on National Geographic – a building structure whose exterior is basically made of plastic (membranes). Could you even have imagined that before this!? It also made good ceiling background for the under-the-water swimmer shots (oh, the photographer in me).
The Fuwa (+1)
Fuwa With Sago
The Fuwa served as the event’s official mascots. Each of the characters represent an Olympic Ring to match it’s colors. As they carry the message of friendship and peace, they also symbolize four of China’s popular animals. Beibei represents the Fish (blue), Jingjing the Panda (black), Yingying the Tibetan Antelope (Yellow), Nini the Swallow (Green)and Huarhuar as the Olympic Flame (Red).
HuarHuar With Sago
And of course, the newest addition to the group, Sagosago - he will hold the five rings together in place – hahaha!
Huarhuar is my favorite, aside from Sagosago of course, ‘coz she’s the cutest among the five. Sago thinks so too! “Uy, parehas sila naka-red ” (Hey, they’re both wearing red suits)!
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