The Bird's Nest
The Bird’s Nest is everything I expected and more. I never would have thought they would let us down on the main grounds and especially allow us to play and goof around. It was so much fun taking pictures and playing Frisbee. I was expecting someone to come up and tell us we had to stop but that never happened. It was weird looking under the turf and seeing sand, I expected it to be cement for sure. The seats in the Bird’s Nest were very interesting. If you looked closely you would notice they started out mainly red seats with a few white seats scattered among them. Then it was about half and half as it got higher up, and at the very top it was mostly white seats with a few red ones scattered in. We asked Professor Li why they were like that because there was no significant pattern to them that we could see. He explained to us that they did that so if they didn’t sell many seats when you looked the white seats made it look fuller. They didn’t want to be embarrassed by having it look like no one attended the event that was being held, so the white seats helped with that problem. That’s why they were scattered all around. The gift shops were ok there was no reason to have more than one though seeing they both carried the same exact souvenirs. I really enjoyed being at and seeing the Bird’s Nest, and how many people can say they played Frisbee in there other than us!