Designer Thomas Heatherwick has said his Olympic cauldron represents the coming together in peace of each of the 204 competing countries.

It was made up of 204 flames in copper petal-like bowls mounted on stems which, once lit by seven young torchbearers, were raised to merge into one huge flame.


10 Responses to “Olympic Cauldron London 2012”

  1. Marisol@TravelingSolemates

    I missed this part of the Olympic that everbody was talking about. Seeing your photo and reading your commentary, I can see what the hoopla was all about. Very spectacular photos.

    • Kojiki

      There were many who missed the lighting of the Olympic fire, or perhaps they did not understand .. I thought it was a very good idea ….

  2. carpetbeater

    Each petal was carried in by a child alongside the national flag of each team, and then the cauldron was assembled, then lit by 7 young atheletes representing the future.

    • Kojiki

      The Olympic lighting the fire was a good idea and a wish for peace and that each sheet represented each country. 7 selected athletes were permitted to light it … it was wonderful to behold…..Amazing!

      • Kojiki

        You have to wait…there must be someting for this Fire Skulpture ..remebering Olympic Games London 2012

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