Giant Olympic Rings

Measuring some 18 metres by 8 metres, Edinburgh's aluminium Olympic Rings are located on The Mound.

 

The five rings represent the five continents involved in the Olympics and were designed in 1912 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics.

 

The blue, yellow, black, green and red colours represent the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes throughout the world at the Olympic Games.

 

The rings were installed in time for the city’s celebrations when the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay visited last week.

 

The London 2012 Opening Ceremony on 27 July 2012 marks the start of the Olympic Games, which last for 16 days.

 

See this photo on the front cover of TESS (Times Educational Supplement Scotland) magazine.

  • Tracey Stephens 3y

    Wonderful :D
  • Helefran PRO 3y

    Superb angle....can't wait for the Games to begin!!
  • Graeme Pow PRO 3y

    Tracey Stephens Helefran Thank you both, me neither!
  • Dana Faltusová 3y

    I tried to take a picture of it just week ago, but from the bottom of the hill. Your picture has definitely better angle! :) Can't believe it's sunny in Edinburgh though.. :D
  • Graeme Pow PRO 3y

    Dana Faltusová Thanks Dana, it wasn't the easiest of subjects to shoot, I can tell you. I must've taken a dozen or so pictures from different angles before I felt I'd got the one I wanted... a photo that involved hanging over the railings and risking impaling myself at any moment! You must let me see your version of the rings. I know what you mean about the weather - with all the rain we've had it's easy to forget what sun actually looks like. :)
  • Dana Faltusová 3y

    Graeme Pow Oh wow - almost risking a life :) Good work then! I know that feeling too, because on Sunday I was taking photos 15 meters above the ground, standing on the edge of wide stone fence. I'm sorry, but my version is not worth looking, I took it only with my small digital camera, bad quality of image :)
  • oOo Bev oOo PRO 3y

    o0o thanks for joining and welcome ... Bev oOo


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  • oOo Bev oOo PRO 3y

    o0o well taken photo ... brilliant colours and so good
    to see ... hope you will take some more pictures ..even
    off the tv ...;-)) anything more or less goes ... ;-) oOo
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  • Graeme Pow PRO 3y

    oOo Bev oOo Suzanne Stokes Two awards? You spoil me. :) Thank you very much!
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  • Myô 3y

    I love it !!
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