Weekend Photo Theme is a weekly photography article where either Dale or Franca will choose a theme, select 5 pictures to sum that theme up & tie them together with their interests of Architecture, Art, Design & Travel.

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via ianpatterson on Flickr (cc)

During those days, news are full of stories, rankings, gossips and on occasion complaints about the Olympics. It’s difficult not to bump into someone talking about it or not to see something that represents the event, understandably of course! 🙂

What inspired me for this photo series is a detail, a very important one, that has been part of discussions and hard work for the designers and architects that realized it.
I am talking of the Olympic Flame, as you can tell from the above photo of the current one from the London 2012 Olympics. Did you like the design? Would you do it differently?

Here there is a selection of the Olympic Flames from the past events that have captured my attention and that I particularly liked. Which one is your favourite?

Extinguished
via marcsamsom on Flickr (cc)

Olympic Cauldron
via skinnylawyer on Flickr (cc)

Olympic Cauldron lit for Vancouver's 125th birthday
via vancouver125 on Flickr (cc)

Alight
via cmaccubbin on Flickr (cc)

Fuego olimpico
via Andres Moreno on Flickr (cc)