All Eyes on London 2012
It’s been seven busy years since the 2012 Olympic Games were awarded to London. We will get in our apologies early for those who are already fed up with the Olympics, but for Keep Fronting, London 2012 encapsulates all the great things about the city. The mix of culture, vibrant colours and fun are things you can always find in London, no matter the weather! But for the next couple of weeks, that is all about to be amplified as the whole world goes for gold. Here is some imagery to accompany the opening of the games.
It all started with the countdown clock situated in Trafalgar Square. This was first unveiled 500 days from the Opening Ceremony.
The Torch relay is a traditional part of the lead up to any Olympic Games and the London 2012 Torch.
High streets everywhere have been decorated with official Olympic bunting to help get you into the spirit of the games.
Buildings everywhere in the UK are flying the Great Britain flag, another country’s flag or a wide range of flags to support all the countries.
Here were some views of the Olympic rings floating on the River Thames earlier on the day of the opening ceremony.
Daniel Craig as James Bond played a staring role in the Opening Ceremony alongside the real star, HRH Queen Elizabeth!
As part of Danny Boyle’s Opening Ceremony production, David Beckham, who else, drove a speedboat down the River Thames with Jade Bailey of the Women’s Team GB football team holding the Olympic Torch.
All of this via the way of a spectacular Opening Ceremony led to the traditional lighting of the Olympic Cauldron. The London 2012 Olympic Games are here!
So there we have it! Are you a proud Londoner or Brit today? Or did you come from a far to join us in this celebration. Or maybe you don’t have any interest in the games at all. Don’t worry, we will try not to get too carried away with it all and will continue to provide you with continued fashion commentary and insight along the way. Let us know your thoughts. All opinions welcome!
Second photograph from Lost In England
Third photograph from London2012.com
Fourth photograph from Getty Images
Sixth, seventh, eighth and tenth images from BBC Television
Ninth and eleventh images from Mirror.co.uk