Saturday, July 28, 2012

The 2012 Olympic Games in London

We all could watch yesterday the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games, it was very different from the one celebrated four years ago at Beijing but I think this at London was ..... very interesting!!! Sometimes it was like a History & Geography class or a literature one. We also could listen to some of the great English songs from the last century. I enjoyed it though I think it was a little bit long!! One of the moments at the Opening Ceremony was this extract from The Tempest by Shakespeare which inspired all the ceremony according to the artistic director Danny Boyle.
   The director also gave us a chance to celebrate historic moments of protest. For example the nod to the early-20th-century suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst and the Jarrow Marchers, who in 1936 walked more than 300 miles from County Durham to London to protest hunger and joblessness.
   There was British sense of humour with Mr Bean and James Bond arriving at Buckingham Palace to accompany the Queen to the Stadium!!!
   I cannot deny that one of the most unforgettable things United Kingdom has given to the world is its music: from Sex Pistols to the Beatles! A special one for me and for many more people around the world was Hey Jude played by Sir Paul McCartney!!