Portland ~ The Olympic Rings

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The Olympic rings are made from Portland stone and overlook the National Sailing Academy and race courses that hosted the Olympics and Paralympics in 2012. They have been positioned to give residents and visitors a picture perfect view with the stunning backdrop of Chesil Beach, the Sailing Academy, the sailing waters, Nothe and Weymouth Bay.

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Comments (18)

Klaus Hoyer on July 11, 2013

a beautiful scene, like many greetings to youL&F

Oleg Timofeev on July 11, 2013

Stunning view and awesome colors ! LIKE & Best wishes from Russia, Oleg

Rosalyn Hilborne on July 11, 2013

williclip, thank you for L&F and for your nice comment. Regards, Rosa.

oP_Timo, thanks for your kind comment and like. Best wishes, Rosa.

Rosalyn Hilborne on July 11, 2013

papa_razzi, thank you on both counts ;)

Leif Fielstrup Guldb… on July 12, 2013

Wonderful view, well taken. Like3.

Greetings from Sweden, Leif.

Rosalyn Hilborne on July 12, 2013

Leif Fielstrup Guldb…

Thanks Leif. It is a fitting place to display the rings.

Best wishes, Rosa.

Martin Krepelin on July 12, 2013



Rosalyn Hilborne on July 12, 2013

Martin Krepelin

Thank you for your like Martin. Greetings to you.

John Goodwin. on July 12, 2013

Nice shot Rosa, with the foreground and distance in focus. Being of Portland stone, this will be here for a long time! Like. Best wishes. John.

~Marlene~ on July 12, 2013

Beautiful composition & view! Like

Best wishes, Marlene

Jutta Pohlers on July 12, 2013

Fantastische Aufnahme und Farben Like Grüße Jutta

Rosalyn Hilborne on July 12, 2013


Thanks for your kind comment John. It is a lovely white stone. A lot of new houses on the other side of the island using this stone...and so they should! Best wishes, Rosa.


Thank you very much Marlene. Greetings, Rosa.


I am pleased you like it Jutta. Thank you. Greetings, Rosa.

panosstathop on July 16, 2013

nice shot, like8!, panos

Rosalyn Hilborne on July 16, 2013

Thank you panosstathop, I am pleased you like it. Greetings, Rosa.

Druella Ceville on July 16, 2013

And it really is a stunning view, Rosa :))

Rosalyn Hilborne on July 17, 2013


We had an Auntie who lived on the far bank and used to love coming here. I have a photo somewhere of me and two of my brothers on this hill with the same backdrop in b&w. Thanks for your lovely comments :)

ScS on August 2, 2013

Very nicely positioned - great view

Rosalyn Hilborne on August 2, 2013

ScS, many thanks for your kind comment. Regards, Rosa.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 11, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Rosalyn Hilborne
    • Taken on 2013/07/10 13:29:21
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash