Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime (Beijing National Stadium)

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is Nighttime.

Here are 2 photos taken some two years ago in Bejing – the National Stadium also more widely known as the Bird’s Nest stadium on account of its look.DSCF2528

The stadium was illuminated with lights the colors of which changes with time.DSCF2526

Below is an introduction of the stadium from Wikipedia:

Located at the Olympic Green, the stadium cost US428 million. The design was awarded to a submission from the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron in April 2003 after a bidding process that included 13 final submissions. The design, which originated from the study of Chinese Ceramics, implemented steel beams in order to hide supports for the retractable roof; giving the stadium the appearance of a bird’s nest. Leading Chinese artist Ai WeiWei was the artistic consultant on the project