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Games of the XXX Olympiad London 2012 stamps – Uruguay

The Olympic stamps shows some of the four disciplines(Football, cycling, sailing and athletics) with which Uruguay will participate in the Games of the XXX Olympiad London 2012.

In addition to these are seen emblematic buildings of the City of London such as the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the Cathedral of St. Paul (Saint Paul’s Cathedral), the Tower Bridge (Tower Bridge), Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament English ( The Big Ben and the Parliament).

The tower, whose full name is ArcelorMittal Orbit, will rise 115 meters above the floor of the Olympic Park, exceeding 22 meters to the Statue of Liberty, but 100 meters smaller than the Eiffel Tower designed by sculptor Anish Kapoor, and seek to position itself as a new tourist attraction in the British capital.

The Cathedral of St. Paul (Saint Paul’s Cathedral) was built between 1676 and 1710, under the direction of the architect Christopher Wren, on the ruins of the old medieval cathedral burnt smaller by the great fire of 1666.

It is one of the few buildings in the area that survived the Second World War. It takes place events of national importance such as royal marriages ceremony (that of Prince Charles to Princess Diana) and the funerals of national heroes (as Winston Churchill and Lord Nelson).

The Tower Bridge (Tower Bridge), its construction was completed in 1894, and is the most famous of the city.

Formerly the London Bridge was the only bridge allowed to cross the River Thames, where London grew, others were built, but all located west of London Bridge because the area was already a busy port traffic.

The Palace of Westminster aka ~ The Parliament (Parliament ) is the place to meet the two houses of Parliament of the United Kingdom (the House of Lords and the House of Commons).

The palace, which is named World Heritage by UNESCO since 1987, is located on the shore.

The building is an example of Gothic style. One of the most notable features of the palace is the clock tower, another tourist attraction that houses the bell known as Big Ben.

The name Big Benis universally used to refer generally to the tower. However, officially refers specifically to the main bell inside the tower. This bell is in charge of counting the hours, the approximate weight is 13 tons. This clock is a symbol representative of London.

Games of the XXX Olympiad London 2012

The Olympic Games will be held from 27 July to 12 August 2012 in London, England.

The logo represents the number “2012” and includes the Olympic rings and the word ‘London’. Its modern design, displayed in pink, blue, green and orange-means dynamic.

Also symbolizes “the Olympic spirit and the willingness of the games to attract public participation.”
Games of the XXX Olympiad London 2012 stamps - Uruguay
Title: Games of the XXX Olympiad London 2012 – Uruguay
Date of Issue: 30 March 2012
Country: Uruguay
Denominations: $ 15 x 4

Source: Uruguay Post

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