Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Sydney Olympic Park couldron

During the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000, the cauldron was alight on the northern end of the Olympic stadium. After the Olympic Games, the cauldron was converted into a fountain and relocated to Overflow Park at Sydney Olympic Park. It can also still be reignited for special occasions, including the duration of Olympic Games held at other sites such as Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008.

24 comments:

  1. Great idea turning it into a fountain!

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  2. "War of the Worlds" came to mind when i look at this photo. Nice one.

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  3. Very impressive - those were good games! Is it OK to walk under the water in a hot day?

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  4. Very inventive! I prefer the fountain in this heat. Nice photo.

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  5. So unique, thanks for sharing this great shot.

    Cheers
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  6. Yes ellievellie, you see lots of people playing under it on a hot day. There were actually a few doing it this past weekend which was quite warm, even though we're in the middle of winter here.

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  7. I wonder if kids play under the rushing water during summertime, I would!

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  8. That looks incredibly refreshing. Can I go for a dip in it? Or just stick my hand in.

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  9. That is definitely dramatic and unique. Great photo.

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  10. I was also wondering about getting underneath. Glad you answered that for us.
    Looks like fun on a hot day!

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  11. Definitely looks like a grounded spaceship.

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  12. oh my, we have a similar fountain here. i should take photos of it fo WW!:D

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  13. This is really neat! That's great how they can still use it on occasion. Nice post!

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  14. I like the idea of keeping it lit when the other games are on - that's a neat way of connecting people!

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  15. Wow! that is so neat. I would say it's the only one like it. It's really cool.

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  16. Great idea to convert into a fountain. Everyone loves a fountain. Makes one want to run and play in it.
    Smiles Barbara

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  17. Impressive and creative to turn it into a fountain! It looks great!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. I always wondered what they did with all these things after the games were over. It seems that it would be more economical in these times to recycle.. hold the games in the same arenas more than once.

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  19. I bet it's amazing when it's lit up. It's nice in daylight too!

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  20. Must be great for all concerned on a hot summer's day to have a shower in passing. Nice shot.

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  21. That is a great looking fountain upside down.

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