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john tiong chunghoo

(Jan 21,1960 / NEW YORK)

Travel Haiku - China's Bird's Nest


bird's nest
pride is
back to roost

bird's nest
an old pride is
back to roost

Bird's nest
a golden pride
back to roost

Bird's Nest
Chinese pride lays
its golden eggs again

Bird's Nest
lost pride back
to roost

Bird's Nest
Sportsmen fight to add
the best feather on their caps

Bird's Nest
China counts
its gold

Bird's Nest
for the world to collect
its golden eggs

In preparation for this summer's Olympics, in 2002 Chinese government officials began engaging architects worldwide to seek an innovative and striking design for the new Beijing National Stadium, what would be the centerpiece of the Beijing Olympics. Among the various designs submitted, Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron won the competition. The stadium, colloquially called the Bird’s Nest, held the opening ceremony on August 8. It is also the site of the track and field events, the soccer finals, and will hold the closing ceremony on August 24.

Submitted: Friday, August 22, 2008
Edited: Sunday, February 09, 2014

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