What an opening it was!!! Just blew my mind!
(Can't let that go without recording it here..haha)
It was a marvellous fete of the imagination, more than anything else, to me! Just goes to show...you gotta think big, dig deep, and soar.
They did the right thing in getting Zhang Yimou to direct.
And they had Li Ning, one of my favourite athletes of all time, do the lighting...soopa!
Non impressions? The Mayor's speech--ghastly inanities, showed up by the other guy's speech---which was perfect and people centred. And Sarah Brightman...erm...really, i do like her, but isn't it old hat after Barcelona? (But for connectivity with the rest of the world...i suppose it was ok.)
My absolute favourite for the Opening? Hands down--the little guy from Sichuan who saved 2 eathquake victims. Love him!
(I'll add fav pics as they appear in following days. Tx AT for sending me this first one.)