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  1. Don't think there is anything too sinister or cauldron related going on under the multicoloured bridge. Looking at Google earth images suggests that this bridge is important for all manner of pipes that cross the park. Possibly what we can see in your image Waldi is the protective conduit? Take a look: http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg547/paul65v2/6ed1a17b.jpg
  2. Please vote for Edinburgh in the 2024 vote thread

  3. Oops apologies - I got my bearings all mixed up. My bad. Sorry all.
  4. There's a pretty good close up of the plate in question at the 3 minute 21 second of the clip at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-18609415 No way is that footprint big enough.
  5. I too have a ticket for the 25 July Technical Rehearsal. Am over the moon. Just read the Terms and Conditions for the ticket which reads, 'We appreciate your help in making sure everything is ready for the big day. The full Ceremony will be watched by billions of people around the world. We don’t want to ruin the surprise for them so please help us keep the contents of the show a secret.' Us Games Maker spectators are in the very privileged positon of being able to see the rehearsal before the proper opening ceremony. We should respect that privilege and LOCOG's request and simply enjoy what we see during the rehearsals in the company of our family of dedicated 2012 Games Maker brothers and sisters.
  6. Yeah I was in the Park on Saturday. I even saw some of the opening ceremony 'Isles of Wonder' grass laid out in the sun.I saw that the wrap was coming on at a pace. I stitched 4 photos together to create one big image of the east side of the stadium. By beardyboy at 2012-06-24
  7. Just for a bit of fun ... If you want to gave a go at playing with the stadium model and working out where you'd place your very own Heatherwick designed cauldron open up Google Earth, browse to the Olympic Park and zoom in, ensure you have the Photorealistic 3D Building layer ticked in the left hand sidebar and then work out where you'd put the cauldron if you were in charge. It's fun. By beardyboy at 2012-06-24
  8. Some more pics from yesterday: By beardyboy at 2012-06-24 By beardyboy at 2012-06-24 By beardyboy at 2012-06-24
  9. Ok - I was in the Olympic Park yesterday. Lots of activity going on. Really hard to get close to the Stadium so my pics are all long range efforts. Couldn't get any shots that indicated that certain suspect areas to the north of the stadium were being prepared for the cauldron so it is still a mystery. The whole of the east side of the stadium (dignitary and press entry) was no-go to us so I cannot report on whether the barge was there or not. What I did manage to snap was some of the opening ceremony 'Isles of Wonder' grass (meadow and cricket pitch presumably) out sunning itself and several of the large rings up on the roof. The stadium wrap is really coming on at a pace now too. By beardyboy at 2012-06-24
  10. Thanks for the advice SwissO. Seems simple enough. Pics will be up on Sunday evening.
  11. I'm in the Olympic Park tomorrow and will hope to get as many pictures as possible and post them at some stage on Sunday when I get back to my computer. I've never posted any on my own pictures here before. Is it relatively easy to do?
  12. Yes I've entered the competition. Fingers crossed I get chosen. I'm guessing that there's lots of stuff they need to test, timings wise (parade of nations, music choreography. set changes, fireworks etc). It would be awesome to get to see it although I'd imagine that some key stuff will be kept under wraps till the opening ceremony on 27 July.
  13. This is the text from the invite. Hope it clarifies things.
  14. I am in the Olympic Park this Saturday so I'm going to have a right good nosey and see what photos I can take and share here.
  15. Ah yes Matt I see all five now. Your eyes are better than mine. LOL
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