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One by one, in a clearing at the centre of the growing crowd of athletes, these artefacts were laid out as offerings, forming a large-scale pattern on the ground that radiates like the petals of a flower. When the last of these petals had been illuminated by the Olympic Torch, the first one began rising silently from the ground, carried upwards on a long fine stem, followed in circular waves by all the others. The 204 separate flames converge to form one great flame of unity surging into the…

One by one, in a clearing at the centre of the growing crowd of athletes, these artefacts were laid out as offerings, forming a large-scale pattern on the ground that radiates like the petals of a flower. When the last of these petals had been illuminated by the Olympic Torch, the first one began rising silently from the ground, carried upwards on a long fine stem, followed in circular waves by all the others. The 204 separate flames converge to form one great flame of unity surging into the…

I have won Indiana state soils contest so I guess thats something! #olympics #teenagerlife #caseycampbellprobz

I have won Indiana state soils contest so I guess thats something! #olympics #teenagerlife #caseycampbellprobz

heatherwick studio: 2012 london olympics cauldron.  It may not have been an overly exciting opening ceremony, but the torch IS cool.

heatherwick studio: 2012 london olympics cauldron. It may not have been an overly exciting opening ceremony, but the torch IS cool.

Flaming cauldron.  A series of small torches rises up to form a majestic version of the Olympic cauldron.

Flaming cauldron. A series of small torches rises up to form a majestic version of the Olympic cauldron.

I think this is so wonderful to have in any room, garden, terrace, etc So elegant and so reminding me of Eastern decoration...

I think this is so wonderful to have in any room, garden, terrace, etc So elegant and so reminding me of Eastern decoration...

2012 London Olympic Cauldron  Thomas Heatherwick  www.heatherwick.com  via london2012.com    for #form

2012 London Olympic Cauldron Thomas Heatherwick www.heatherwick.com via london2012.com for #form

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