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Photos from the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony

The Big Picture blog by Alan Taylor at has an excellent gallery of (huge!) photographs from the (4-hour long!) opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.

This one to the left is taken by Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images.


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missed it on TV
looks amazing!
but the best/most moving shot for me was the one at the end - I guess that's why they put it there ...
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For the last few months, my boyfriend and I have been waiting for the opening ceremony. We figured China was going to go all out. We were not disappointed. Best. Opening. Ceremony. Ever.
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