In contrast to yesterday's heart-sinking blear, today, August 5, three days before the opening ceremonies in Beijing, ended up very nicely!

Jianwai Soho towers, from under the Guomao bridge, Beijing central business district, 6:30pm, August 5 2008:

As always, hoping this is finally a trend...

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