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One disadvantage of the cauldron at the white plate spot on the river bank is it is behind the pods when viewed from the stadium concourse. Then the best view is always from across the river

Well, if it towers over the stadium, it (meaning its main part, the flame on top) will be also well visible from behind the pods.

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Don't answer that, kinetic! It's a trick question. Keep your cover.

no it's not a trick question but anybody could say oh in the ceremonies and i know what's going to happen blah blah blah. i could say im secretly the ioc president and ive been checking to see things from the publics point of view. you never know....

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Baron, err... Shrek, maybe you should only post links to such pictures -- just that the "No spoilers, please" group doesn't get angry. ;) That's why I just posted a link to those new pictures in the ceremony thread.

@Kinetic: I'm certain they won't give a hint to the cauldron's location in the dress rehearsals. Usually, the dress rehearsals stop before the lighting of the cauldron segment. But just like Baron/Shrek I'm certain that we will know anyway where the cauldron will be by the time of the dress rehearsals. It's impossible to keep the cauldron completely under cover even during the last few days before the ceremony.

It will become obvious during the dress rehearsals where the flame will be - or so I have been told by my section leader!

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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.

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A thought... rather than conceal a caldron location, how difficult would it be to assemble something during the ceremony? I mean, obviously NOT a permanent location, but something that can be used during the ceremony and relocating for the athletics competition. It also could go with the theme of the evolution of London as each segment of the ceremony leaving something behind until the finished cauldron is revealed at the end.

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oh no it's not - i know what that is and it ain't the cauldron!

Adrian, it was a j-o-k-e. Doncha get it?

Yes, I know that is supposed to be:

a. the Black Death

b. "Prospero" or at least per that Evening Standard Report); or

c. a giant, inflatable Adele, still under wraps. :lol::lol:

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SPOILERS!!

Guess what resides inside the black shroud???

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It's almost there for everyone to see!! :lol: :lol:

that can not be the cauldron its some kind of giant puppet. see the arms and white hands

it looks like it is holding a wand. IT'S HARRY POTTER!

OR VOLDEMORT

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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.

The bridge design is coincidence. It's been there for years and years as pointed out above.

And is there a close-up aerial pic up of this "plate" area? I sound like a broken record in this thread by continuing to bring this up, but such a tall cauldron would require a sizable foundation to support it. Is there any evidence of a foundation in this "plate" area?

With pretty much a month to go until rehearsals... I'm getting ready to completely 100% throw out the possibility of a tall cauldron tower... There just ins't anymore time left to build one...

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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...london-18609415

No way is that footprint big enough.

And why would it be across the little stream? The known gas line for the possible location does NOT cross any of the brooks surrounding Oly Stadium.

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Oops apologies - I got my bearings all mixed up. My bad. Sorry all.

That is not the plate. The plate is on the other side of the river, where the bridge is

And why would it be across the little stream? The known gas line for the possible location does NOT cross any of the brooks from Oly Stadium.

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I have now seen the square that many of us are focused on! It's not big, maybe four metres by four metres, and there is absolutely nothing happening on it or around it at the moment. There's not a loop or a hook or a hole, and I was very nearby. Nor is there anything in the back of house area apart from props for the opening ceremony.

But I still feel confident that it's important.

By the way, the barges below are definitely power units.

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I've been following this thread for a year or so, and am as excited as most as to what will be revealed.

As a "Brit" have been concerned for 6 yrs (especialy considering the 'performance' in Beijing CS) I would need to hide away in an "embarrassed corner". :)

Do you know what .. I think we'll do great!

Love all the intrigue on the design, placement, lighting mech of the cauldron. I think "we" will do something amazing.

As a Brit, it would fit the ideal of the OC to come up with something new, and prove we're not a dusty old country, we still have stuff to offer !?!?

x @ all OG fans!

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