Sunday, August 12, 2012

Olympic Cauldron 2012

As the Olympics draw to a close today, it is time to feature one of the non-sports highlights: the Olympic cauldron, constructed during the opening ceremony. I thought that ceremony was fun and interesting, if a bit long-winded. The way this cauldron was put together from 204 copper petals, one for each competing nation, was a stroke of genius. The end result is impressive as well (image credit), kudos to Heatherwick Studio. The linked site has more detailed information and close-up photographs.

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