London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony Photos

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:

ArcelorMittal Orbit

These flowers are along the Greenway gate into the Olympics Park, just a couple of hours before the Opening Ceremony on 27th July 2012:

Flowers at London 2012 Olympics Park

Flowers at London 2012 Olympics Park

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 :

Olympics Rings

Olympics Rings

Olympics Rings

The following are more traditional photos from an Olympics Opening Ceremony, just to provide some context!

London 2012 Olympics Industrial Age Chimneys

Olympics Bell

Lights at the London 2012 Olympics

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2012

2012 Olympics posters

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:


Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2011