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The Beijing Olympics

First of all, see date and time stamp. :D. I don't know how to manipulate that, so I got it on the nail!



I got these pictures off the TV, on DD Sports....

The Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympus (oh my goodness, you know you are a camera freak when you call the event the Olympus instead of the Olympics!!) started at 080808,080808, Chinese time..it was 1738 hours for us.

They started with immense fanfare, and I decided to get my camera; by then, they were showing how China had given the world paper:


china paper beijing olympics 080808


Chinese gymnastics were shown, too:



chinese gymnast





Several symbolic items were shown:


chinese spoon


Chinese music and musical instruments were displayed:

chinese instrument


This was one of hundreds of dancers at the Bird's Nest Stadium, Beijing:


chinese dancer

This very young pianist held the audience spellbound:


child pianist

There was a globe on which the map of the world appeared, and I clicked when India showed:


globe with India


Every now and then, there were amazing fireworks, which were also invented in China:


fireworks at birds nest


Several dancers formed the "bird" in the Bird's Nest:


bird in birds nest


Lots more fireworks lit up the skyline of Beijing:


more fireworks


The stadium looked incredibly beautiful in the light of the fireworks:


great fireworks

And then, of course, we had to remember that we were in India:


usual problem in India

But the problem was speedily rectified (otherwise the cable operator might not be alive now)...and after several other countries, came....


india at the Olympics




In spite of my every wish to be a world citizen, a tear left my eye and stole down my cheek as I watched the images....


indian flag waving at Beijing

The opening ceremonies were magnificient...and we were awestruck.


Now to make sure that I post this at 080808 pm, on 080808! It's 24 hour time on LJ....

Update: I managed to post at 8 minutes past 8 o'clock on the 8th day of the 8th month of the year two thousand and 8!

Actually, these kind of "landmarks" or "datemarks" are not really important to me, but it was a challenge to get the pictures uploaded, the entry made, and posted *tingggg!* just so!
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