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just a few photos of some of the little details that have been added to beijing in preparation for the olympics
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this banner lights up at night and stretches across the airport expressway...this is the way you drive from the airport into town.
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not long now...
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this is where the soccer will be played... it's where our favorite pizza place is, and it's closed down until after the games.
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these are our guards... they traded in their red berets for these sweet olympic caps
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there are volunteers on every corner.. these are to help cross the road.. they are very helpfuL!
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not usually known for fashion, last week all the taxi drivers showed up in new yellow button up shirts and ties... i am thinking they are not that crazy about the updated image
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tons of security everywhere...
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the toll booth folks traded their army green uniforms for a softer image as well. men in white shirts and ties, women in yellow silk tops
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new city recycle bins
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olympic banners on everything with a surface area to cover
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i love that you can see bits of the heritage everywhere still...
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anything still under construction has to be draped... this huge building is the only one like this that i have seen.
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all the streets are lined w/ colorful flags. i LOVE them. they are beautiful. cool designs, great bright colors..
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love the lanterns
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along the freeways and roads
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simple silk flags on bamboo poles even line the streets way out by us
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the flowers are nothing short of spectacular. and everywhere
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so nice... to see so many flowers.
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it's nice to see beijing's personality still prevalent.
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you can't even get close to this building the security is so tight. even though it's such a weird building, it's just become iconic.
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more local flags
this is along the road by our house...
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flowers of all kinds line every street and road
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the olympic lane
every street/road has a designated olympic lane that is ONLY for olympic cars. don't worry, they won't be late because of traffic.
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the motto is everywhere... and i think it becomes more and more meaningful as it gets closer
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can't get enough. i think they look great.
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everyone on board.
can i just tell you, everyone is so excited here.
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every corner has something cool
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flags here too
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just more flowers
there are so many displays like this
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only for beijing
we went to the new 4 story adidas store and saw all the shoes that adidas have created JUST for the beijing athletes.. they look great...all black and white. (good look)
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there are constantly hundreds of people out working, cleaning and planting etc...
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the apple store.
the new apple store is certainly a beautification element for beijing.. it's a beautiful thing.
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toll booth chicks
here is the softer side.. yellow silk tops at the toll booths
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can you imagine decorating the whole city? they have done a great job. looks so beautiful