The big day is finally here – it’s time for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England! I’m going to be glued to my TV and computer screen over the next few weeks, watching all the amazing athletes from around the world “inspire a generation”. Great motto, kinda crappy logo…
The founder of the modern day Olympics, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, designed the symbol of the Olympic games in 1912. The five rings represent the five inhabited continents of the world: Africa, America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania (including Australia). And the ring colours on the white background represent the colours that appeared on all the national flags of the world at that time.
The Olympics bring the world together every two years. The colours of the Olympics bring the world together every day.
The blue roofs, water, and sky of Greece.
A cute wrinkly black Shar Pei from China.
The red rocks & sands of Prince Edward Island, Canada.
The yellow wildflowers of the Simpson Desert National Park, Australia.
The rolling green hills of Ireland.
And some beautiful rooms in the colours of the world. Like a perfect Olympic performance, no commentary required…
Enjoy the colours of the Olympics wherever in the world you are :-)
Thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts on the tiles I’m considering for the master bathroom – it really helped a lot! I’ve made my final tile selections – stop by on Monday to see which ones made the cut… and some that were added to the mix!