Saturday, April 24, 2010

Find the Torch, Burn the Plans

A couple of days ago I mentioned remnants of the Olympics & Paralympics that were held here in February and March - here's a big one, the Olympic torch itself! It looks a little forlorn at the moment, but construction crews are hard at work on its permanent installation here in the recently named Jack Poole Plaza. According to the sign posted on the fencing around the project, it will eventually be surrounded by a pool of water, and part of its design will incorporate a map of Canada and the 106 day, 45000km route the flame took to finally arrive here and burn bright during the Games. It's meant to be completed and relit on the 1st of July this year. (The 1st of July is a holiday: Canada Day - the anniversary of Canadian Confederation.)

Post title from this song by Paul Weller.

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