Today we went to the Olympic stadium. The building was unbelievable. It was hard to believe that something that big and complex could be built just for one event. To me it seems very inefficient to build a stadium and not continue to use it after the Olympics. The stadium took six years to build and was very costly. To me it seems like a huge waste of money, but from what I have heard it was a huge deal to people living in China because it is an honor to have the Olympics held in your own country. The Olympic stadium is not just a tourist attraction. They had a lot of interesting stuff for sale and for some reason I bought one of the most boring things which was a water bottle. I have no clue why but right when I saw it I knew that I needed it. They call the Olympic stadium the birds nest and I can definitely see why.