Sunday, February 19, 2006

Torino 2006 (Part 5)

These days I was quite busy so I couldn't post the new google doodles on time. Sorry for that!
The past Google doodles:


Speed skating!

The current Google doodle:


Ski jumping!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Torino 2006 (Part 4)

Unfortunately, my predictions were wrong.



Yes, that's right, bobsleigh!

Also notice that Google has now set up a page showing all the previous Google doodles for this event: 2006 Winter Olympics Doodle

Anyway, as I was wrong for today, I'll keep my predictions for tomorrow:
- Alpine Skiing
- Ice Hockey
- Curling

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Torino 2006 (Part 3)

This is getting quite funny. Yesterday I was talking about the page results, which weren't linking to "Torino 2006", but instead to "Torino Games". Well, today, it seems like Google has again changed the keywords into "Torino 2006". Quite funny!

Anyway, here's today's beautiful Google doodle:



As you can see, two people are ice dancing.

...Some predictions for tomorrow's Google doodle:
- Alpine Skiing
- Ice Hockey
- Curling

Well, I hope I'll get it right for one of those 3! We'll see tomorrow.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Torino 2006 (Part 2)

After 2 days of keeping this Google doodle on their frontpage:



...Google has changed his google doodle, also one concerning the Olympic Games in Torino.
Have a look at this very beautiful logo:



Unlike the first time (Torino 2006), the logo is now linking to these page results (Torino games).
As you can see in the new Google doodle, someone is snowboarding. Also notice that the Olympic cauldron has now been lighted up, unlike the previous logo.

We are as much as you looking forward to see the other logos concerning the Winter Olympic Games!

Friday, February 10, 2006

Torino 2006


The XX Olympic Winter Games are currently being held in Torino ("Turin"), Italy from February 10 to February 26, 2006. It is the second time that Italy has hosted the Olympic Winter Games, as it hosted the VII Olympic Winter Games in Cortina d'Ampezzo in 1956, and the third time overall that Italy will have hosted an Olympic Games, as it also hosted the Games of the XVII Olympiad in Rome in 1960.

Google made a beautiful doodle for this event:


The logo is linking to these page results.

An altlete, made of ice (representing the Winter Games), is holding a torch in his hand. In real life it looks like this:

Now, the athlete is passing the torch to a woman.

At the right; this is the Olympic cauldron. The tower with the Olympic Fire is 57 metres high with five tubes stretching towards the sky, a construction that is one of the highest ever built for an Olympic Game!
Again, in real life, it looks like this:

Very nice design in my opinion.

That's about it!

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Happy New Year, China!

In 2006 the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year is January 29, 2006, the year of the Dog. I wish all chinese people a happy and prosperous new year!



Beautiful Goog doodle! This one is pretty clear; there's a dog in the logo because the year 2006 in China is the year of the Dog, as I said before. He also got a paper in his mouth with some chinese character on it. It's difficult to see what charachter it is as I'm not chinese myself, but it is either '็‹—', wich means 2006, or 'ๆˆŒ', wich means dog. And finally, some fireworks at the right to celebrate the event.
Google is linking to these page results.

New year in China always falls on a different date, every year. As you now know, New Year 2006 was today, on the 29th of January. Next year, Chinese's New Year 2007 will fall on the 18th of February.

As Wikipedia explains:
The day of the second new moon after the day on which the winter solstice occurs, unless there is an intercalary eleventh or twelfth month in the lead-up to the New Yearโ€”in such a case, the New Year falls on the day of the third new moon after the solstice.


During the years at Google I have collected the previous Google doodles celebrating Lunar New Year:
2001

The year of the Snake

2002
I wonder why they haven't done it that year...
The year of the Horse

2003

The year of the Goat

2004

The year of the Monkey

2005

The year of the Rooster

Friday, January 27, 2006

Mozart

It's Mozart's turn!
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born exactly 250 years ago.
That's what Google is celebrating today, for the first time!


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (born Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Theophilus Mozart) (January 27, 1756 โ€“ December 5, 1791) is among the most significant and enduringly popular composers of European classical music. His enormous output includes works that are widely acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. Many of his works are part of the standard concert repertory and are widely recognized as masterpieces of the classical style.


Google came up with this beautiful Google Doodle:



The yellow 'o' of Google's got the wig of Mozart. The 'g' represents the G clef (A clef is a symbol used in musical notation that assigns notes to lines and spaces on the musical staff).
Some details about the G clef:
The G clef is composed of a spiral in the approximate form of a capital letter G, overlaid on a stretched letter S. It assigns the note G to a line on the staff, determined by the curl of the "G" symbol. It is normally placed on the staff with the spiral originating from the second line; this usage of the G clef is so common that the name treble clef is often used as a synonym, but the G clef can be placed on other lines: in the baroque period, for example, the G clef was sometimes placed on the first line of the staff for music with a high range, known today as the French clef.

Unfortunately, I'm not into notes, so I want be able to tell you them, though, the notes on the Google doodle probably represents one of Mozart's work.