Sunday/ 2011 Summer Universiade Shenzhen

The 2011 Summer Universiade (World University Games) here in Shenzhen is in full swing.  Congratulations to the South African Mens Team that won the gold in the 4x100m relay! Go team!   My mission for Sunday was to go check out the brand new athletics stadium.     Alas, I made it there on the Longgang Line but it was just too far from the Universiade station to walk out there.    It was sweltering outside with the sun just beating down!

The first picture with the gigantic LED screen (can you name the artist and the title of the artwork?*) is at Mix-C mall in Shenzhen where I started out on the train.  All the other pictures were taken from the Longgang Line, elevated high above street level for most of the route, but sometimes going underground as well.    Check out the JAC motors dealership (Jianghuai Automobile Co Ltd was founded in 1964 and sold 460,000 vehicles with a sales revenue of  US$5.2 billion in 2010).

The second to last picture is of the athletic village, and the final picture shows the pointy panels of the outside of the stadium that I wanted to go check out.

*Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.   Japanese insurance magnate Yasuo Goto paid the equivalent of US $39,921,750 in 1987 for it – at the time a record-setting amount for a work of art.

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