Today marks the end of the Spring Festival (a.k.a. Chinese New Year Celebration) in this freezing country. The last day is called Lantern Festival.
If you remember last year, the celebration of the Lantern Festival created chaos and unbelievable traffic around the East 3rd Ring Road in this city due to fire accident that caused the burning of the newly-built Mandarin Oriental Oriental Beijing which is on the north side of the CCTV Building, a modern architectural landmark designed by a Dutch architect, Rem Koolhaas.
It was said that fireworks caused the accident but…. mmmnnn… who knows?
There were actually a lot of people, photographers and camwhores walking around the area. Perhaps, like us, they, too, were waiting for something wonderful to happen. But, nada.
Just for tonight.