London 2012: Olympics opening ceremony details revealed – “Green And Pleasant”

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The Olympic Stadium will be transformed into the “British countryside” for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Games on 27 July. The “Green and Pleasant” theme is a line taken from William Blake’s 1808 poem, “And did those feet in ancient time”, from a collection of writings known as the Prophetic Books. It is best known today as the anthem “Jerusalem”.
The poem was inspired by the apocryphal story that a young Jesus, accompanied by his uncle Joseph of Arimathea, travelled to the area that is now England and visited Glastonbury during Jesus’ lost years.
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