I snapped this from a flat near the Olympic Park during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony, which my friends attended. The contents of the show are supposed to be shrouded in secrecy ahead of Friday’s extravaganza, so I’m going to stick to the #savethesurprise mantra.

For background: here are some of the already-known details about the opening ceremony, but Danny Boyle, the Oscar-winning film director who is the mastermind of the show, appealed to the audience to keep the secret going until Friday night, so I won’t give anything more away from inside the stadium. Read more