The theme this week is 'Circles' and was chosen by Martha'. There was only one choice for me this week as I am looking forward to the start of the Winter Olympics this Friday.
Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics
Friday, 12 February 2010
Symbolism of the Olympic Rings
The five interlocking rings represent five continents of the world. The five main regions: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania. It says in the Olympic Charter that the five-ringed symbol represents the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes from throughout the world at the Olympic Games. The colours of the rings represent the flags of the countries that participate in the Olympics. Every flag of a country taking part in the Olympics includes at least one of the 5 colours: Blue, Black, Red, Yellow, and Green. The Olympic Committee adopted the flag in 1914, and it was first flown at the 1920 Antwerp Games.
Header Challenge 18
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If is was not for the Olympics starting this week I would have made a header from this picture... Arbor Low is a great place to visit..... we stopped here while out in the landrover a year or two back now .
It is thought Derbyshires 'Arbor Low' Stone Circle dates back to 2500 BC. It consists of a circular bank, around 250 feet in diameter and 6 feet high. There is a ditch inside which is 6 feet deep enclosing a circular central area. This central area contains 46 large and 13 smaller stones which are arranged in a circle with a group in the centre. The stones are now lying flat but would have originally stood upright.