Olympic Opening Ceremony-London This series of photographs shows each of the 204 copper and steel petals of the Olympic cauldron being lit before being lifted up to form one giant flame. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick.
Olympic cauldron 2012 (Thomas Heatherwick) – It consisted of 204 metal ‘petals’ representing each of the competing nations and each holding a gas-powered flame, literally coming together to form the Olympic flame.
THE OLYMPIC CAULDRON - LONDON 2012 (j) The Olympic cauldron will be broken up at the London closing ceremony and each of its 204 copper 'petals' given to the competing nations as a souvenir, its creator, Thomas Heatherwick, says.
In this photo released Tuesday June 2012 by the Olympic Organising Committee LOCOG, showing Danny Boyle, centre, with volunteers and a model of the rural English scene which will be the centre piece for the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.