As the Olympic torch starts its' journey through the streets of England, marking the arrival of the London Olympics on 27th July, I pay a visit to the Olympic Park in Beijing where this sporting event was held back in 2008.
It may be four years ago but the Chinese are still holding onto their moment, selling Olympic merchandise to fascinated tourists. You can feel the sense of pride as you walk around the mighty structures who's only purpose now is that as a souvenir of the games.
And as the pride of Britain run through the streets of England, so do the runners that have come here from all over the world to run along the Great Wall in the Beijing Marathon, culminating in a thousand ancient steps. I feel privileged to have walked this very section that the runners tread – the very reason why my journey to this country began.