A couple of photos of me related to the London 2012 Olympics. I really, really can’t believe it’s over. I feel so sad. But I also feel so proud of our athletes and the people who were involved in the organisation; brilliant job. Looking forward to the Paralympics next!
I’d already posted a number of photos of the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony in various places, and I’ve now collated these and put online at a single resource:
- Photos from the London 2012 Opening Ceremony
The flames of the cauldron at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony. Awesome! At the end of the games, each nation will take home one of these petals as a sign of friendship.
There are certainly plenty of videos and photos for this event, but I thought I’d post some here that are a little bit different.
In terms of an event, I especially loved the industrial drummers and the chimneys, the children’s fantasy nightmare, the music video on the house, and the final fireworks.
The music throughout was excellent. With the drummers, I felt every percussion it was so loud, the body taking the brunt of the sound. Awesome! And then the final fireworks, deep impact sound ripping through your body, I loved it!
I have videos of the event and I’ll upload those to YouTube at some point, but there’s just so much to do right now!
Ok, this first photo one is not from the Opening Ceremony but was taken just before the dress rehearsal on Monday 23rd July 2012:
These flowers are along the Greenway gate into the Olympics Park, just a couple of hours before the Opening Ceremony on 27th July 2012:
These are “out of focus” shots of lights in the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony on 27 July 2012; I like to call these the Olympic Rings :
The following are more traditional photos from an Olympics Opening Ceremony, just to provide some context!
The official posters for the 2012 Olympics have been unveiled. These have all been designed by established and well known UK artists.
When I first saw these posters, I thought “They’re having a laugh!". After my initial reaction, I looked at them again but as an overall package; they do have a cohesive theme. As a themed exhibition in a modern art museum these would feel right at home and perhaps even be well received. Londoners and visitors may just like them although I’m not so sure. However, I’m no artist, so what do I know!
Anyway, here’re the 12 posters that I downloaded from The Guardian: