Saturday, August 09, 2008

08.08.08

We recorded the Beijing Olympics opening ceremonies last night. Wow! I love seeing the creativity that goes into this huge production, as well as the national identity that always comes through in a big way.






It's hard to imagine the number of hours spent in rehearsal to get everything perfect. And the number of volunteers. SO cool!! I love the Olympics so much. I can't wait!

(photos courtesy of Getty Images, via The Boston Globe)

14 comments:

Windy said...

Thanks for posting the picture of the people inside the blocks. A friend and I were having a friendly argument about whether the people were really lifting the blocks or just operating a machine that was doing the lifting. I forwarded the pic on to her. I was right!

lelly said...

do you believe that with all the hectic-ness of opening night Seussical, i forgot to set my DVR?!? thank goodness for the Internet (and for bloggers who post cool photos!!)

lelly said...

also, to add, that in 1996, my youngest sister was in the Olympic Band/Color Guard, and she got to be in the Opening Ceremonies in Atlanta. i was lucky enough to get to go to the dress rehearsal!! unBELIEVEable!! talk about your hours and hours of rehearsals...

rmt said...

Wow! I can't believe I missed that! (I'll have to find it on U-tube I guess.) Amazing photos, and fun post.

wende said...

this is such a great post, i keep thinking all day today that i need to do a post on how much i love the olympics and how incredible the opening ceremonies were. can i just copy and paste your entery? you pretty much summed it up for me! :) the boxes were my favorite part, i was SHOCKED that they were powered by people, incredible! go USA!

Jill said...

We recorded it but haven't watched it yet, but these pictures are amazing so I'm even more excited now. I love the Olympics!!

Claudissima said...

oh my goodness....I too recorded it, but haven't seen it yet. I was getting all preped up for it, with Chilli's Queso Skillet, and some quesadillas, and when I got home, Alf had already taken the kids up for bed...and he never came down, so I ended up seeing something else....maybe tonight!

Crystalyn said...

i thought the ceremonies were AMAZING! i loved them! even christian stayed with them through the end.

i was on the wardrobe committee when they were here and got to be involved with both opening and closing ceremonies. it is such an incredible production. i would have LOVED to have been a part of the ones in china!!!

Alison said...

How sad was the story about the little boy who walked with Yao Ming?

marc said...

We have a serious amount of TV watching to do.

Barb said...

those are great images - my kids seem to be discovering the olympics for the first time this year.

Hannah said...

I have seen clips and watched the last 20 minutes or so of it. Amazing- I am looking forward to watching the whole thing tonight online.

charlotte said...

I didn't get to see the opening ceremonies, but I did watch a bunch of the women's gymnastics yesterday--it was awesome! I've been feeling quite nationalistic with the Olympics :)

Amie said...

We are loving the Olympics too. The whole thing is just cool. I get emotional just watching... I can't even imagine the emotions the athletes must feel....

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