I only have one word to describe the opening ceremony to the Beijing 2008 OlympicsSpectacular!

China certainly knows how to put on a show and with Zhang Yimou at the helm, you wouldn’t really expect anything less. London now has a lot to live up to but I can already guarantee you it’ll be tame in comparison to this.

I’ll let the photos do the talking… can’t wait to download this in HD!

All photos © Getty Images – larger versions can be found at The Big Picture

David avatar

3 responses

  1. Yeah, me too very much! I remember wanding around the Olympic site when it was still under construction. Really really wish I was back there. Here's hoping Shenzhen is as interesting!!

  2. Adeel Javed avatar
    Adeel Javed

    Oh it was magnificent, I am really missing Beijing.

  3. Murphy avatar

    hoho I was very proud of it
    I like the pigeons flying ceremony
    It's very creative & humanization:-)


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