These Olympic Rings, mown into the grasses of Richmond Park by the Royal Parks’ shire horses, measure 300 meters wide and over 135 meters tall and are visible by air to visitors arriving into London’s Heathrow Airport.
Shire horses have worked in Richmond Park, which will include part of the Olympic Road Race Cycling route, since 1637 when the Park was enclosed as a royal hunting ground by King Charles First. In total, 11 Olympic and Paralympic events will take place across six Royal Parks during the Games – Hyde Park, Greenwich Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park, Bushy Park and Richmond Park.
Images courtesy of London 2012 and Getty Images.
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