Whatever happened to our green and pleasant land? Dark, satanic mills of Industrial Revolution take centre stage at Olympics opening ceremony with smoke stacks and pitheads

Whatever happened to our green and pleasant land? Dark, satanic mills of Industrial Revolution take centre stage at Olympics opening ceremony with smoke stacks and pitheads
 
  • Aerial shot shows towering factory chimney as centrepiece of scene showing off Britain’s coal-powered past
  • Spectacular ceremony is expected to be viewed by a global TV audience of more than a billion
  • Other props include a coalmine, a water wheel, a cauldron, a cotton loom and an 80ft tall figure

 Industrial heritage: A new aerial photograph of the Olympic Stadium as preparations for the opening ceremony continue shows a selection of props including cauldrons, chimney stacks and cotton looms

 The river snaking through the centre of London seems to resemble the aerial image of London in the EastEnders credits. But sprouting from the landscape are a selection of iconic images from the industrial past.

There appears to be a coalmine in the image, as well as a water wheel, a cauldron and a cotton loom in the ceremony.

 
 
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