Tower Bridge bathed in light to celebrate first British gold medals
To celebrate British Olympic athletes winning their first gold medals in both the men's cycling time trials and in the women's pairs rowing, London's Tower Bridge was illuminated in golden light.
On 1st August 2012, to celebrate the occasion of British Olympic athletes winning their first gold medals in both the Men's cycling time trials - by Bradley Wiggins and in Rowing the Women's Pair by Helen Glover and Heather Stanning - Tower Bridge with its huge retractable Olympic Rings was bathed in a dark-gold light at 10pm in the evening as part of the spectacular nightly light-show programmed to run over the entire Olympic and Paralympic Games. Olympic organisers say this will be repeated every day that Team GB win a gold medal.
Speaking personally as an ex-stage technician with experience as a lighting engineer, I must say that the attempt at gold lighting was very poor. It is to be hoped that future Olympic Gold lightshows on Tower Bridge use a yellow light in future.