The Opening Ceremonies

Last week I promised pictures of the opening ceremonies from the  bike race held here in Xining. Here you go:

Decorations were out in full force on the walk to the venue.

There’s a lot of building happening here these days.

Here’s one of the buildings at the site where the opening ceremonies were held.

And here we are in front of the building.

The actual event was held in an outdoor arena.

It started with a bang!

Lasers, fireworks, and a giant TV screen! Such fun.

Zoom in and be sure to notice the guys just in front of the giant TV screen. They are doing choreographed exercises!

The finale was grand indeed!

Seeing modern performance in this complex culture was a thrill. I would do it again any day!

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