Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Following on from yesterday's post tying in the Olympic torch visit to Windsor Castle to see the Queen with Donald Trump's Scottish golf course opening, it appears that the British Israel connotations were further established with the news that Stonehenge was illuminated "into a glowing fairytale environment" "as the sun set last night". The 3-night project, named Fire Garden, was organised by French arts group, Compagnie Carabosse who, according to the BBC report , have "incorporated the points of the compass, the shadows on the stones and the sense of many souls departing."
Today, it is my understanding that the Olympic torch relay itself will join the magical fire-festivities on an off-route excursion similar to day 33-34 of the relay - Prince William's 30th birthday - where it somehow retraced it's route to return to Scotland as noted in my post Fruit for thought.
Note that back in 2009, Compagnie Carabosse organised a Hogmany "light night" in Edinburgh which went "wrong", sparks showering the Royal Mile, forcing the spectators to flee. (Bright Sparks).