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#1 gabriel3d

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:41 PM

During the summer, I was struck at the similarities between the roof of the British pavilion and the London Olylmpic logo!

 

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#2 Randy Treadway

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:55 PM

Is that a construction photo, Gabriel? It looks like the Union Jack flag is 'made to fit' the tower, but hasn't been hoisted into position yet.


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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

Hi Randy, yes it is!



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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:57 PM

That would be one heck of a souvenir to take home in late 1967! LOL Actually it would make a good free-standing art to set up in, say, the interior of an airport in the British Airways concourse. You'd need a three story atrium.
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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:05 PM

I think I looked at that photo for two three minutes before I scrolled down to see  Randy's question.  I was confused as to why the Union Jack was at ground level and could not locate the tower.

 

Now that we are discussing this, what WAS that Olympic logo anyway?  I mean, what is it supposed to represent?  It looks like broken puzzle pieces.



#6 Roger

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:21 PM

It's the number 2012!

 

Not the most attractive logo for an Olympic!

 

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:30 PM

It is like one of those Rorschach Test images.  I wasn't even thinking "2012" and will never understand why is appears as it does.



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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:32 PM

Agreed Jim. BTW, there is some references regarding the logo looking like something risque from the Simpsons. If you do a google search on "london olympics logo simpsons" or something similar, you will find it.






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