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The Olympics.
« on: July 19, 2012, 02:29:52 PM »
I suppose there will be zillions of pictures taken of the Games themselves and activities surrounding them, so I thought I'd kick off a thread for such pictures here on CC.

We live on the Cycle Road Race and Time Trial routes, and the sculpture depicted here appeared overnight on the roundabout just along from us. It's the first thing to arouse any interest from me about the games! ;)


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Re: The Olympics.
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 03:45:30 PM »
Hats off to the sculptor artist and the tog  :tup: I feel sure the artist would like your shot Alan, nice perspective etc..
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Re: The Olympics.
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 04:22:24 PM »
It is a good sculpture, at least you get something positive out of the menace you will have to endure, when you're virtually locked into your home.

I hardly dare confess it in public, but I'm not looking forward to the Olympics! Wished GB had never 'won' them.

I did go and see the torch though, simply because it was a 'once in a life time thing,' that I wanted to photograph.

It had a remarkable, positive influence on the Sotonians lining the route. Normally quite grumpy, everyone (including the police) was smiling and in a good mood; an amazing and uplifting experience.

My best shot of the torch itself, was when the torch bearer was already past me, so I singled it out and put it on a black background.

Here it is:

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Re: The Olympics.
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2012, 02:32:47 PM »
  Here's a few from when they were in Derby.













And the next morning as it left town at 6.30 in the morning. (At the bottom of our road.).











I agree with Reinardina about the the effect on the civic mood. Derby has a proud reputation for it's cynical attitude to such things, but everyone I spoke to were shocked at the size of the turnout.
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Re: The Olympics.
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2012, 04:44:50 PM »
Great shots Graham. I recognise them, even though I've never been in your part of the world. I see your policemen were also doing 'high fives,' wonder if that was spontaneous?

We had the torch for two days as it spent the night here. Saturday it was raining, lots of umbrtellas and shininy pavements. Sunday it was fine.
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Re: The Olympics.
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2012, 09:30:23 PM »
Three great sets of photos guys well done!
I'm another one who isn't looking forward to the games - I have had enough grief with the games lanes traffic already and it dont start (for the most part ) tilll next week! The torch passes along the end of my street mid morning on Monday but thankfully I will be at work so I wont be affected by the closures!
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Re: The Olympics.
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2012, 04:28:22 PM »
Came to our town a week or so ago - I too was impressed with the turnout and the attitude of all.

I managed to get this one published in the local paper

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Re: The Olympics.
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2012, 08:01:58 PM »
Poor Irv. It will pass you know. (I hope.) But of course, we may get months of looking back at disasters and/or triumphs and in four years time, it will all be aired again.

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Re: The Olympics.
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2012, 08:40:27 AM »
The rush to get a front row seat for the Women's Road Race only just some twenty minutes away. ::)


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Re: The Olympics.
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2012, 09:40:48 AM »
The rush to get a front row seat for the Women's Road Race only just some twenty minutes away. ::)


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I thought you were going to stay in bed while this Olympics madness was on?  :P

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Re: The Olympics.
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2012, 03:11:58 PM »
I don't remember saying that Oldboy. ???

Here's what they looked like when the eventually turned up, and the rain held up for a few minutes!



It was all over in a flash, and then, (you musn't laugh), a support car went straight through the puddle and soaked me from head to foot! >:( Still, you must suffer for your art! :uglystupid2:

It gave the onlookers something to laugh about. :2funny:

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Re: The Olympics.
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2012, 05:06:48 PM »
I don't remember saying that Oldboy. ???

Here's what they looked like when the eventually turned up, and the rain held up for a few minutes!



It was all over in a flash, and then, (you musn't laugh), a support car went straight through the puddle and soaked me from head to foot! >:( Still, you must suffer for your art! :uglystupid2:

It gave the onlookers something to laugh about. :2funny:

 You know the bit where you said we must'nt laugh?...I laughed so much I now have "laundry issues"!

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Re: The Olympics.
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2012, 05:13:06 PM »
Hope your kit stayed dry Graham  ;) Some nice shots alround.
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Re: The Olympics.
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2012, 05:53:19 PM »
I don't remember saying that Oldboy. ???

Here's what they looked like when the eventually turned up, and the rain held up for a few minutes!



It was all over in a flash, and then, (you musn't laugh), a support car went straight through the puddle and soaked me from head to foot! >:( Still, you must suffer for your art! :uglystupid2:

It gave the onlookers something to laugh about. :2funny:

 You know the bit where you said we must'nt laugh?...I laughed so much I now have "laundry issues"!

                                  :2funny:

Weak bladder?  :-[ :o

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Re: The Olympics.
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2012, 06:40:58 PM »
I don't remember saying that Oldboy. ???

Here's what they looked like when the eventually turned up, and the rain held up for a few minutes!



It was all over in a flash, and then, (you musn't laugh), a support car went straight through the puddle and soaked me from head to foot! >:( Still, you must suffer for your art! :uglystupid2:

It gave the onlookers something to laugh about. :2funny:

 You know the bit where you said we must'nt laugh?...I laughed so much I now have "laundry issues"!

                                  :2funny:

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