This is my route to and from work, passing the Olympic Village North Park, Olympic Village South Park, the National Convention Center, the Water Cube (National Aquatics Center), Pangu Plaza... On this route, I've enjoyed watching the post-Olympic changes; in three years, those once bustling plazas and courts have become either consistently quiet, or of the lively once-a-year sort (like the tennis stadium during the China Open, which I experienced from my car on my way home with scalpers knocking on my window: "Tickets to sell? Tickets to sell?"), or there's also those few weird UFO-like sites which up until now still have no apparent use. I also like to see the groups of tourists pouring out of the Water Cube; they'll walk in assorted configurations across the street under the red flag of their tour guides, wearing the standard smile of the Chinese tourist. Their excitement about the Bird's Nest (National Stadium) and the Water Cube never seems to diminish.