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Went to a friend-of-a-friend's apartment last night to see the… 
9th-Aug-2008 12:54 pm
Went to a friend-of-a-friend's apartment last night to see the opening ceremonies. Pretty impressive. The best part was that the apartment overlooked both the Bird's Nest and the Olympic Village. Watching involved seeing it on TV, then scrambling out to the balcony, camera in hand, every time fireworks went off. I've been a bit leery of the Olympics being in town (or being in town for the Olympics), but this was great.

First fireworks set was quite nice.

After that, they did something I hadn't seen before - they shot off fireworks to make smiley faces all around the stadium. Can see some of these in this unfortunately blurry pic.

The littlest Olympic fan was confused as to which country to support.

Most impressively, we could actually see the torch being lit from the balcony.

And, from the other side of the apartment, we could see an equally impressive display over the Olympic Village.
9th-Aug-2008 05:02 am (UTC)
wow... that looks very impressive. are you going to attend any of the games?
9th-Aug-2008 05:22 am (UTC)
w00t FTW you can keep that in your photo album and show it off to your grandkids.
9th-Aug-2008 05:26 am (UTC)
i watch it on tv,
but i didn't see any
fireworks like smiley faces
9th-Aug-2008 05:56 am (UTC)
wow, you had a great view!
9th-Aug-2008 06:10 am (UTC)
What an amazing experience! Thanks for sharing that with us!
9th-Aug-2008 06:13 am (UTC)
WOW!! Thank you so much for sharing. These are amazing. :)
9th-Aug-2008 07:41 am (UTC)
I'm not even much of a fan of fireworks, and I was still blown away just watching it on tv. Lucky you!
9th-Aug-2008 08:08 am (UTC) - wow
these pictures are simply amazing. how did you feel seeing that it in person, i would of been amazed and in awe. i don't think watching it on tv was anything like it was in person because of all the commentary and commercials in USA. you are so lucky. thank you for sharing.
9th-Aug-2008 09:23 am (UTC)
wow those pics are fantastic lucky you that you could see them from where u were.
I am kinda hopin chicago gets the 2016 games so i can at least can experience some of the fun
18th-Aug-2008 10:30 am (UTC)
Love it! thank you so much for sharing!
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