The ceremony was amazing; especially the beginning of it. Very beautiful. Danny Boyle did a great job.
The way it all culminates in the video below leaves me breathless. Don't mind the first 7-8 minutes - it is simply the introduction to a brilliant story of the Industrial Revolution that you must not deny yourself the pleasure of immersing into.
WATCH IT HERE
I finally managed to get my hands on the full ceremony in high quality, cut out the part and find a site that would accept the length/file size.