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LIOTR Stage 14

When we see these wind turbines it’s either really good news or really bad news. For the last 200 miles or so it has been the latter - a pretty consistently difficult headwind. At least our days have been a little shorter in terms of miles if not hours. (at Near Jackson, MN)

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Sir Paul McCartney

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Sir Paul McCartney

Since writing his first song at the age of 14, Paul has dreamed and dared to be different. In the 60s he changed the world of music with The Beatles. Over the last 40 years he’s continued to push the boundaries as a solo artist, with Wings, as part of The Fireman, as a classical composer and one of the world’s greatest live performers.

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AND IN THE END…

Our revels now are ended.
These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp’d towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.


The Tempest, William Shakespeare

The Orbit was designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond. They called it ‘Orbit’ to symbolise a continuous journey, a creative representation of the ‘extraordinary physical and emotional effort’ that Olympians undertake in their continuous drive to do better.

The ArcelorMittal Orbit sits between the Olympic Stadium and the Aquatics Centre, and allows visitors to view the whole Olympic Park from two observation platforms. It is intended to be a permanent lasting legacy of London’s hosting of the 2012 Games.