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(March 20, 2004)

Éric Lerch

Vue sur la Garonne - Claude Nougaro's Panorama

Jesse Lee 李景超(鱼眼龙)

Stone Square, the 29th Beijing Olympic Welcoming Road

Olympic Welcoming Road, Beijing, China

8:15 am Beijing

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After a week's cloudy weather, the smile of the Sun appears at last this morning. I have heared earlier of the "Stone Square" and planned to try a panorama at high view point.

In order to welcome the 29th Olympic Games hold in 2008 in Beijing, a series of sightseeing spots along the 4th circle way, also known as the welcoming road of Olympic, had been finished.

There are total five sections along the Welcoming Road, and they are named "Shining Gold", "Elegant Wood", "Effective Water", "Blazing Fire"and "Rich Soil" after the traditional Chinese theory of the five elements. The Stone Square is located at the "Elegant Wood" section.

The theme of the Stone Square is traditional Chinese calligraphy and seal cutting. There are six short path decorated with six different styles of Chinese calligraphy. An opened door and windows with Punctuation marks on keyboard symbolize the western culture incorporated into Chinese culture.

More panoramas of China by Jesse Lee.
Taken with an Nikon D100 digital SLR, Sigma 8mm fisheye lens (equivalent to 10.5mm), f.11 at 1/250 second. Mounted on a self-designed pole. Stitched with PanoTools of Helmut Dersch

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