Glasgow’s Olympic Rings

A week after the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, I was in Glasgow.

It is wonderful to see how this city has embraced the Games (they had hosted eight Olympic football matches) and how they were preparing for the Paralympics (the Spanish Paralympians were staying at out hotel).

Across the city there were over 700 banners and flags and 6,000m (20,000ft) of bunting.

Glasgow was alive with Olympic and Paralympic fever!

The most impressive of all were the three tonne Olympic Rings, which had been unveiled in George Square at the end of May, in time for the Torch relay passing through.

The Rings are the largest in the United Kingdom at 5m (16ft) high and 10m (33ft) long.

I felt like the Games had not ended as I strolled through Glasgow, soaking up the last of what had been an amazing summer for me and the whole country!

Dawn Denton©

www.dawndenton.wordpress.com

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