Sunday, March 30, 2008

Beijing Olympics Draws Near

Beichen QiaoLocal Tourists have Olympics in their sights

Tourists and residents alike are so keen to see Beijing’s famous Olympic venues that they are causing traffic snarls on the north Fourth Ring Road on Beichen Bridge.

Traffic creeps over the bridge as people stop to take photos of the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube both clearly to seen from this vantage point. Even with warning signs posted on and near the bridge people cannot resist the view and photo opportunity.

Each day hundreds of people stop their cars to capture the site. Police are now videotaping and fining motorists 200rmb if they stop on the bridge. With the bridge being the only opportunity for people to see these incredible Olympic sites one can’t help but feel some sympathy for the sightseers!

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