Watch as Tower Bridge Opens For a Massive Set of Floating Olympic Rings

By Sam Gibbs on at

A set of massive Olympic rings began their journey on the Thames yesterday showing that the run up to London 2012 is well and truly in-gear. London’s historic Tower Bridge even had to open to let them through – a sight rarely seen.

I’ve been a Londoner for over 8 years and I’ve yet to see Tower Bridge raise in the flesh (skip to 1:40 to see it do its thing). Is it me or do the Olympic rings look just a tad tired on the drab grey background of a British February 28th? Looks like there’s no escape now – time to either get in the Olympic spirit or bail out of London for half a year.