Created 4-Sep-07
Modified 16-Nov-07
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No destruction campaign can change a face of a city like renovation! And Beijing seems to be a prime example of it as it prepares for the Olympics in 2008. Old hutongs (alley ways) get torn down to put in new, more esthetically pleasing, ones. Developers are rushing to finish the ubiquitous construction before the next summer. Everything is being polished of and face-lifted, even Budweiser signs were being replaced around the city with the new designs.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:China
Keywords:asia, beijing, china

Outside Beijing Metro Station

Outside Beijing Metro Station

The New Beijing National Therater, aka "The Mothership"

The New Beijing National Therater, aka "The Mothership"

Honorary Guard in front of the Tian'an Men (Gate of Heavenly Peace)

Honorary Guard in front of the Tian'an Men (Gate of Heavenly Peace)

The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest

The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest

Ancient tree in the Temple of Heaven Park

Ancient tree in the Temple of Heaven Park

Carved marble slab at the entrance to the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest

Carved marble slab at the entrance to the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest

Circular Altar

Circular Altar

Frowning

Frowning

Chinese Clock

Chinese Clock

Guardian Lion

Guardian Lion

The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace

Tiled roof

Tiled roof

Night out

Night out

Bei Hai Park

Bei Hai Park