• Short Summary

    MEXICO CITY HAS BECOME A MASS OF COLOUR WITH THE OLYMPIC ILLUMINATIONS WHICH NOW LIGHT UP THE CITY.

  • Description

    MEXICO CITY HAS BECOME A MASS OF COLOUR WITH THE OLYMPIC ILLUMINATIONS WHICH NOW LIGHT UP THE CITY.

    ONE MILLION MULTI-COLOURED LIGHT BULBS ARE BEING USED TO DECORATE THE STREETS OF THE MEXICAN CAPITAL DURING THE GAMES.

    THE LIGHTS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED TO SERVE A USEFUL PURPOSE, ASIDE FROM THEIR DECORATIVE VALUE. THEY ARE ARRANGE IN DIFFERENT COLOURS, SHOWING SPECTATORS THE WAY TO EACH OF THE SPORTS VENUES.

    AMONG THE ELECTRICAL DECORATIONS ARE THE NATIONAL LOTTERY BUILDING, WHICH IS COMPLETELY ILLUMINATED, AND LARGE SIGNS OF THE OLYMPIC RINGS, THE NUMBER "1968" AND VARIOUS SIGNS REPRESENTING SPORTS, SUCH AS A BASKET-BALL.

    SHOWPIECE OF THE ILLUMINATIONS IS A GIANT TABLEAU IN THE CENTRE OF THE CITY. IT INCLUDES THE CITY'S COAT OF ARMS, TWO DOVES OF PEACE AND A WELCOME MESSAGE.

    THE ILLUMINATIONS WERE FIRST TURNED ON LAST THURSDAY EVENING (10 OCTOBER) BY THE MEXICAN CITY AUTHORITIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5PHY12J9Q2XTJCVFQ827HU9AB
    Media URN:
    VLVA5PHY12J9Q2XTJCVFQ827HU9AB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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