Sunday, 3 May 2009

The Egg(鸟蛋)- National Centre for the Performing Arts

Built by French architect Paul Andreu, the National Centre for the Performing Arts, or intimately known as The Egg by the locals, is one of my favourite pieces of modern architecture in Beijing. I love how as though it is dropped from the sky in the middle of the traditional Chinese buildings (The Forbidden City, for example) and Communist landmarks (such as Great Hall of the People and Chairman Mao Mausoleum). The style, a futuristic silvery dome, is so out of place that it actually fits in quite harmoniously.

Today, Beijing saw one of its balmiest days with warm sunshine and crystal clear sky. A lot of photographers flocked to The Egg with their tripods and multiple cameras set up at the best locations, trying to get the best shots they could. I, however, just peddled away on my bicycle, finding the best location and tried to steal a shot here, and a quick shot there like an opportunist, marking a memorable end for my first Labour Day in Beijing.


Hang said...

WOW! Your photos are well taken! I hope I could take some photos of that quality.

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