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I thought the games were very well presented. The organisation that must have gone into the two ceromonies was sensational and it looked good on television here.
I was in China around 18 months ago and I could see the start of the beautification of the city, the approached from the airport etc.
I'm guessing that they must have planted thousands of mature trees over the last twelve months or so.
The things that I could remember as an eyesore appeared to be removed or covereds up. Whilst I was there, every building had a construction crane on it and it was obvious that these had all been removed.
The Beijing city area was going through a major clean up, with a lot of the old houses streets etc being torn down whilst I was there - guess that this area is all the gardens and new street now..
The television coverage focused on a lot of the history/heritage buildings. I watched a tour one early morning that took the viewer through the Emperors summer palace and lakes gardens, it was a blatant tourism promotion.
It was very well done on their part to promote China to the world. I did hear $46 billion was the cost. Mmmm how much is that a head..
I was in Beijing and then went onto Cxan - spelling - to see the terracota warriors and the region. Then down to Shangia for a week or so. Did all the region there and spent a few nights over the river in the nightclub bar area - the Bound.
Yes will be interesting to see how quickly they re start the industry and the economy now that the eyes are off..
I also spent a lot of time out in the outer ring road area loolking at business there. So may have been very close to you.
It is big difference going from driving a bobcat in the dust and mud to putting on a suit and being a chauffeur!
As far as the Cobra goes, it is coming along well, not as quickly as i would like but getting there nonetheless.
We have a new fabricated front end in place with AP Racing 6 pots on the front, the rear has been converted to outboards with 4 pot AP's on the back. The Konis are all in as is the fuel tank, pumps, swirl pots and lines.
The dash is mounted, as well as the seats and harnesses, the floor mounted pedal box is in along with the reservoirs.
Still waiting for the 8 throttle body fuel injection to be finished but i have the majority of the other go fast parts for the 460.
Hopefully once the injection and motor are done, we wont be too far away from being able to fire it up!
This Pool Room is a great idea Bernie, should provoke some interesting conversation!
All torque, no traction!
Anything is possible (if you can justify throwing bucket loads of money at it!).
It's Xian, but don't worry, unless you live here it's all a bit confusing.
I have been watching the Golden Arches in the city. Interesting challenges but they look to be doing OK. One has opened near us, it's a bit quiet at the moment, but time will tell if the locals catch on, or can afford it!
P.S. Bernie - note the sig line... it gives a clue as to my location
Queensland Cobra Car Club
Wisconsin USA Chapter
ex: Beijing Chapter Member
Cobra Make, Engine: RMC, carb 347 TopLoader and Jag running gear ~ so old school I time it with an hour-glass :D
Originally Posted by Jamo
LoBelly...have they made that into a TV series?
Not to my knowledge
When I was looking for the clip on YouTube I did come across something that looked like a series by the same name but I don't know if there is any association with the production company.
That 8mins is basically the opening sequence to the film that goes on to describe the family's efforts to resist their house being compulsorily acquired for development. (small [clueless] guy(s) vs. big business)