On the 25th of July, as it nears the end of its 8000 mile journey around the UK, the Olympic Flame will be coming through parts of Tottenham N17, Wood Green N22, Hornsey N8, and finally heading up the hill towards the Alexandra Park area N22 – finishing with a ‘BIG’ celebration at Alexandra Palace N22.
Now it may not be ‘everybody’s cup of tea’ but… it does give local folks the chance of a lifetime to line the streets along the route and support the extraordinary men and women that have been chosen to carry it on their extraordinary journey. What better way to share in the spirit and history of the Olympic Games whilst effectively adding to the history of our local area.
A bit more about the Olympic Flame:
The History… Ancient Greeks considered fire to be a devine element so they used to keep a perpetual fire going outside their main temples in Olympia.
It’s not just an ‘Old Flame’… In ancient times the flame was created using a large parabolic mirror and the rays from the sun to ensure its purity.
The olympic flame represents the positive values that man has always associated with fire.
Todays olympic flame is still created using the rays from the sun to give and maintain its purity. An average of 115 Torchbearers each day will carry the Olympic Flame during its 8,000 mile journey around the UK before it arrives at the Olympic Stadium on 27 July 2012 for the lighting of the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony, signifying the official start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
After being in the area as local Estate Agents for over 30 years, we feel quite privileged that The Olympic Flame will be passing within a few metres of our Harringay/Wood Green branch in Turnpike Lane N8 – just after the chosen torch bearer, and followers, take a right turn from Wood Green high road N22 into Turnpike Lane N8.
We estimate that it should pass our office at around 6.12pm
Will you be there as the Olympic flame passes by and attracts the eyes of the world, momentarily, to our area? The show at Alexandra Palace (Tickets Req’d) starts around 4pm with a variety of acts and entertainment that culminate with the last torch bearer coming up onto the stage to light a, larger, celebratory flame with their own torch after having slogged it up that big hill, fuelled on adrenalin and support from the crowds.