31 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry (4)

    • I have only seen this building for the first time last week. It was so beautiful that I couldn’t help taking a few pictures. Regards, Michael

    • I have just escaped the torrential rain and snow. I’m now back in HK. Glad that we were not trapped at the Great Wall as some tourists did!

  1. We so enjoyed the Olympics in Beijing, Michael. The architecture was part of the reason, but of course the sport mainly. China did a great job! How did you find the London ones? Honestly?! We loved them but it would be interesting to hear another non-British view, please?

    • I didn’t have the opportunity of enjoying the games in both places. I think the London ones were carefully planned, co-ordinated and executed. I enjoyed the opening with Danny Boyle’s Parade of Britian very much. I have friends (retirees) who worked as volunteers for the London Olympic. They were very dedicated; although they were not too happy with the fact they have to switch location very often and not knowing their own team of volunteers. All in all, I think the London one is splendid and I congratulate them on the success. Regards, Michael

    • Thanks Michael for you clear comments. I’m sorry your friends found their experience a bit frustrating. The volunteers were call the Gamesmakers here and were so appreciated by the whole nation for their commitment to service. It could be done without the likes of them!

    • The Olympics is such a big event that it is really a challenge for any country to host it. UK has been very successful in calling upon the Gamesmakers!

  2. China has come a long way since I spent my time there .. in 1978-79, amazing building … wonderful shot again. Still I don’t have an urge to go back, mostly because – their violation against human rights, but I don’t have to .. when I have you in “my world” – would love to go back to Hong Kong, tomorrow – I know ! the same thing today. I’m a bit messed up *laughing.

    • Hi Viveka, there are still lots of scope for improvement in PRC, the major thing they have done in the past 30 years was to lift 3 billion people out of the poverty line. The menatlity of the Chinese leaders are sometimes difficult to understand but I think they are heading in the right direction; albeit a bit slow. Yes, you are always welcome to travel vicariously through me. Regards, Michael

    • Could see that when I was visiting Victoria, BC – no Japanese tourists – all Chinese and plenty of them. No Germans neither, but plenty Russians.

    • PRC will have to face the problem of transitioning to a more service oriented workforce, from export to internal consumption etc. I have seen many rich Russians in China, when I was in Sanya and also in Istanbul, Turkey.

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