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The World Falls in Love with London... Again!

Saturday, 28 July 2012 12:38

The inaugural flame is lit at an opening ceremony full of emotion, colour, history and light. As the 2012 London Olympic Games go into full-swing, Estetica is on call to give first-hand day-by-day updates from the Olympic venues and, of course, the Wella World Studio where the "Thank-You Mom" project is taking place.

James Bond (Daniel Craig), Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson), Mary Poppins, J. K. Rowling, David Beckham, Kenneth Branagh, and, of course the diminutive yet indefatigable Queen Elizabeth II were the protagonists in a display that combined pre-recorded video footage with live performances from the Olympic Stadium of a nation basking in the culminating success of a 7-year project to show London at its best. Sports personalities included Britain's most recent hero, Tour De France winner, Bradley Wiggins, national icon David Beckham, Lord Seb Coe, and swimmer Rebecca Adlington, while Team GB was led out by flag-bearing Scotsman and champion cyclist Sir Chris Hoy. The ceremony itself was produced and directed by Danny Boyle, creator of such cinematographic greats as Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire.

In total the 2012 Games will be contented by 10,490 athletes representing a phenomenal 204 countries - even more than there are in the United Nations, but for one hugely memorable evening it was The United Kingdom's moment to shine - to combine, colour and light with artistic excellence infused with a substantial dose of that legendary "British humour".

Perhaps the significance of some "moments" may have been lost on an overseas audience, who cannot be expected to know, for example, that GOSH stands for Great Ormond Street Hospital for sick children and whose work is etched on the hearts of our nation, but on this whole this was an event that will have brought joy, excitement and wonder to all who experienced it.

  • Imagen ceremonia inaugural Londres 2012

    Ceremonia inaugural Londres 2012

  • El helicóptero de James Bond sobrevuela la inauguración

    El helicóptero de James Bond sobrevuela la inauguración

  • Rowan Atkinson interpretando 'Carros de Fuego'

    Rowan Atkinson interpretando 'Carros de Fuego'

  • David Beckham lleva el fuego olímpico al estadio

    David Beckham lleva el fuego olímpico al estadio

  • Cinco anillos de fuego sobre el estadio olímpico

    Cinco anillos de fuego sobre el estadio olímpico

  • La historia de Gran Bretaña, protagonista en la inauguración

    La historia de Gran Bretaña, protagonista en la inauguración

  • Pau Gasol capitanea la delegación española

    Pau Gasol capitanea la delegación española

  • Espectaculares efectos especiales en la inauguración

    Espectaculares efectos especiales en la inauguración

  • Maravillosa vista cenital del estadio olímpico

    Maravillosa vista cenital del estadio olímpico

  • La Reina Isabel II da por inaugurados los Juegos Olímpicos

    La Reina Isabel II da por inaugurados los Juegos Olímpicos

  • Paul McCartney emocionó al público con 'Hey Jude'

    Paul McCartney emocionó al público con 'Hey Jude'

  • La llama olímpica resplandece entre miles de atletas

    La llama olímpica resplandece entre miles de atletas

  • ¡Los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012 ya han dado inicio!

    ¡Los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012 ya han dado inicio!

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