Saturday, 28 July 2012

The Olympics Opening Ceremony!

Did you see the Olympics opening ceremony last night?
It was awesome.
Yes, fantastically British with a capital B.
Definitely worth watching!!


Huge images were projected onto the Houses of Parliament.


The combination of such vibrant MODERN images with a building steeped in centuries of our COUNTRY'S history had me riveted. Compared to the rest of the show, this was definitely low-key but...


....it's in moments like these that I feel oh-so-proud to be British. 


No one does pomp quite like we do.


Go Team GB!!


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21 comments :

Marta said...

Lovely pics, lovely event :)

Susan T said...

Yes indeed it does make me feel proud to be British too. Let's hope we win some medals - gold ones!

YONKS said...

Wasn't it fantastic! I am still in awe! Proud to be British :-)
Di
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Lori said...

How cool is that, thanks for sharing. Have fun for the next two weeks. Watching the road race now.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

It really was amazing and awe inspiring! I can't imagine what it would have been like to be in that huge stadium! Great job!! xoxo

Bluebells and Lavender said...

A very loud hear hear Sarah, it was spectacular and I think we're all so very proud to be BRITISH ...no one could have done it better! Have a lovely weekend! Sharon :)

Richella said...

You're so right! The history woven into that ceremony was absolutely riveting. And that nine-year-old boy singing "Jerusalem"? Oh, my goodness. What an event!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Loved every minute, I was proud too and I am not even British!

I loved the history of the hard work to build modern Britain!

Lovely night.

Grammy Goodwill said...

I thought it was wonderful, too, even though I'm rooting for your friends across the pond. hehehe
Go USA.

Belinda @ Wild Acre said...

huuhhh... did that happen in my one wee break, I don't believe it - spectacular and I missed it! Might have to watch whole thing again on fast forward! It was the most extraordinary event wasn't it, my only sadness is it all happened so fast and furiously I feel I couldn't take it all in and am seeing lots of pics of details I missed. Redgrave handing the torch to the youngsters and them lighting that exquisite cauldren-torch was the moment for me I think. Still thinking about it all...

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

I watched the whole ceremony over here in the U.S. It was quite an event. I thought the fireworks were especially nice.

KarenSue Farash said...

WOW! You should be sooo proud!!! It was amazing...

::little projects in style:: said...

It was grand and beautiful indeed!! ;) Yayyy Olympics!!

chris said...

We weren't able to watch, but these screen shots are lovely. What a fun thing to host the games.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I had a lot of favorite parts ... the Queen (oh my, she rocks), Mr. Bean playing Chariots of Fire, the kids dancing on the beds in Peter Pan, Jerusalem (which always remind me of the movie Calendar Girl), the young athletes hugging their sponsers and then lighting the beautiful torch ... I am proud to have a British neighbor.

Lydia said...

Why the expression "Good show" originated with the Brits was evident. It was on time delay on our side of the globe.

Alex Morgan (US Women's soccer) is a girl from where I live, so we have a vested interest in cheering the hometown girl.

Little Cove Design said...

Those pictures of Parliament are fantastic! Must be such a buzz to be in the Olympic city!

Cathy (aka Catherine) and Bill (aka William) said...

Would love to have been there... but watched with amazement from the wild west of Canada! Good job, London! I'll enjoy the games on TV.

All the best
Cath

Cindy said...

Fabulous images!!! You're right, no one does pomp quite like the British. Thanks for a look at it.
Hugs, Cindy

Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy} said...

Loved the opening ceremony and felt very very proud to call this fab country my home (being the immigrant that I am ;))! It was so wonderfully British as well - funny, weird, awe-inspiring, moving and had loads of brilliant music! Danny Boyle did us proud xxx

Heather said...

Awesome. I was addicted to watching the Olympics. I am now loving the paralympics. Going to miss it when it's all over.

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