Ohmigosh! The Olympic Patchwork Quilt that is the symbol of the Winter Games in Sochi is soooooo beautiful! All that gorgeous color and pattern popping up everywhere you look! (And I find it amusing that a city whose mayor proclaimed to have no gay residents has chosen both a rainbow and a patchwork quilt as a symbol!) you can learn more about the design and the individual patterns here. Each pattern represents a different artist or cultural tradition in Russia.
I’m also loving these coats the female Russian athletes wore to the opening ceremony.
And in a big turnaround from the Vancouver games, I’m loving Russian figure skater Yevgeny Pleshenko this time around. Maybe I’m still under the influence of the Seattle Seahawks, but I love the swagger of this 31 year old with a plastic disk in his spine who is still damn good at this young person’s sport.
Are you watching the Olympics? What do you love about it?