Monthly Archives: October 2009

Mizzou Homecoming Drums

Before each Mizzou home football game, the drum line performs in front of former Mizzou drummers. Halfway through the performance, the old guard takes control of the drums and puts on a performance of their own. Here is the drum … Continue reading

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Birds in Beijing

The park near my hotel in Beijing was a nice place to sit and relax. It had a large bird cage, a canal, bridges and sculptures. A nice little oasis in the middle of the city.

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The Great Wall

I challenge anyone to create a more impressive 3,900 mile-long structure on top of a mountain. The wall was about an hour outside of Beijing, and it was crawling with people. The whole thing was built between the 5th century … Continue reading

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The Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven is a series of buildings in a Beijing park used by ancient Chinese emperors for prayer. This is the top of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests where emperors from the 15th century and onward … Continue reading

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Moon Festival

Today the Chinese celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival. The festival dates back to a tradition of moon worship in an ancient Chinese dynasty and takes place when the moon is said to be at its … Continue reading

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Opening Ceremony – China Open

The China Open officially starts today, and they kicked it off with an opening ceremony. Unfortunately for the Chinese, any opening ceremony will forever be compared to the spectacle that was the Olympic opening performance. This was not an Olympic … Continue reading

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Djokovic on center court

We get some good access at the China Open tennis tournament. Yesterday I watched Novak Djokovic, ranked fourth in the world, practice on the center court of the tennis center in Beijing. The court is impressive, especially when you have … Continue reading

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