Photographer's Note

From a CNN Report (October 2013)

With its skies regularly shrouded by a filthy film of gray smog, bringing chaos to the transportation network and forcing millions to seek refuge behind surgical masks, Beijing has been forced to take more extreme action.
Officials in China's capital announced a raft of emergency measures in a bid to tackle the problem, including mandatory factory closures and bans on cars entering the city on days when pollution levels are particularly high.
While Beijing is not alone when it comes to smoke-filled skies, this city of more than 20 million people has come to symbolize the environmental cost of China's break-neck economic growth.

My Photo
Taken at midday
As I read Ike´s comment about pollution in Beijing yesterday, I decided to post some photos to show how it was two years ago, a cloudy white sky and the fog almost hiding the not so far buildings, in this case the Bird's Nest (Traditional Chinese 鳥巢), the Olympic stadium built for the 2008 Olympic Games, photo taken from a bridge crossing one of the new avenues

Sorry, not a blue sky with beautiful cluds..

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  • Copyright: Maria Ocampos (nikkitta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 9 N: 3162] (12684)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-06-16
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/4
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-11-08 14:06
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