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Christopher A. Chapman

Chris Chapman of Birmingham, AL

Olympic Stadium reviews

Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Beijing National Stadium is a wonderful structure for less-than-wonderful sporting events. As athletics continues to gain professional notoriety, why do we prop up this relic of the Cold War? I think it is done to provide prime time TV programming in the summer. It is not done for this sports fan's entertainment. Yawn. Give me Arena football over some of the painful "events" like the Opening Ceremony. I need more sports and less "human interest."

But, hey, the stadiums that hold some of the games can be pretty cool. Per CoolHunting.com (maybe?), I was linked to the Oobject web site/blog to review a gallery of every postwar olympic stadium. And I quote from the site:
With the possible exception of the 1972 Munich Olympic Stadium, Beijing’s “Birds Nest” stadium, designed by fashionable Swiss architects, Herzog & de Meuron, promises to be the clear winner, architecturally. Here is a list of all 16 post-war Olympic Stadia. Vote for your faves.
This is really a great little gallery. For more information on the stadium, and pictures, Good ole Wikipedia does the trick with a nice entry dedicated to Beijing National Stadium.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Fairest is a project to try to find the prettiest image in the world, using voting and some algorithms. Images are user-submitted and user-moderated."

My wife, and probably others, will love to see what images are "fairest" of them all. I snagged this great link from the always informative and entertaining that I watch nightly on TiVo.

Moving on...

I've finally taken a couple of days off of work to rest up for the Iron Bowl. While resting, we've rearranged some furniture in the house and tried to establish an "office" arrangement for Lynn in the sunroom. Why should you care? Because, I may get to her laptop (or a backup of the laptop) in order to get to images. Said images will be posted to Family Photos eventually. Hang in there!

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