Saturday, August 08, 2009

Blue Line Marathon

Question: What is that blue line you see at tourist spots around Beijing, as well as when you walk across some of the city's wide avenues?

Answer: A year later, this blue line is a remnant of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The line denotes the path that the marathon followed, from way down south at the Temple of Heaven, up to Beida, where it crosses right in front of my office (recall that I had a bird's eye view of the Paralympic marathon), and finally ending at the Bird's Nest.

We've enjoyed tracking the marathon's path in our journeys around the city. We'd show you all of the pictures, but they are essentially identical to the one you are looking at...Me standing on the blue line...What's in the background is all that varies...

~Steve

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