"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Friday, August 13, 2004

Olympic Games opening ceremony

Keith and I have just been sitting in front of the television totally entranced for the past half hour. The reason? We have been watching the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. Neither of us are great fans of the Games and that is probably as much as we will watch during the coming weeks but we were both amazed by the artistic and technical effects. I have certainly seen nothing like it before. The whole thing was perfectly choreographed, the music was fantastic and the artistic and technical flair behind it, sheer genius. If you missed it, look here and play the video. Give yourself a treat!


Snowbabies said...

We have just watch the opening, the thing with the man at the front and the horse for a backside (what the hell is it called)...lol.. was fantastic....I have resigned to updating blogs etc cause now im bored...lol..


Terri said...

We probably won't see this until tonight here on the west coast. I actually like the gymnastics and some of the swimming and diving competitions. Considering I had friends in Greece about two weeks ago that said, from what they saw at that time, "Greece will never be ready for the Olympics, it's impossible!" I'll be curious to see how they pulled it together. Supposedly 24/7 for two weeks I guess. I usually skip the opening ceremonies but will make a point to catch it with your recommendation. Thanks!

Railwayman39 said...

I saw some of the ceremony until there was a shot of Our Beloved Leader and a woman with a big mouth waving as if they were demented when I turned it off. I heard on the radio today that he had said that he was taking ideas for when (if) we hold the 2012 Games here. Now why should we want to except to add to the List containing the Dome, the Wobbly Bridge across the Thames and the Diana Memorial "Fountain".


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