The 2012 Olympic Cauldron by Thomas Heatherwick

The 2012 Olympic Cauldron by Thomas Heatherwick sports olympics fire

The 2012 Olympic Cauldron by Thomas Heatherwick sports olympics fire

The 2012 Olympic Cauldron by Thomas Heatherwick sports olympics fire

The 2012 Olympic Cauldron by Thomas Heatherwick sports olympics fire

The 2012 Olympic Cauldron by Thomas Heatherwick sports olympics fire

The 2012 Olympic Cauldron by Thomas Heatherwick sports olympics fire

The official website for for the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies has a great behind-the-scenes gallery of the impressive multi-torch cauldron that was lit yesterday during the opening ceremonies. The cauldron was designed by Thomas Heatherwick and consists of 204 copper petals representing the competing nations at this years games. You can read a bit more about it over on Dezeen.

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