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pablophotographer

Fantastic! Thank you for the uploading. I've read more than 30 pages yesterday checking for a pic but there was no uploads.

Great Shot Alan.

The feeling you describe is really strong and the picture will always remind you of that moment.

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Gaucho
Gaucho e2 Member 122239 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 9:45 AM

Paul, your pic of Leander brings back memories. Not that I was a member but our Skiff Championships were and are held on that reach, boating from Remenham. Happy days...

lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014128 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 8:03 PM

I thought I would add a bit to this thread to show some pics of London during the games, it is a great time to be in London. There is always something interesting about and the atmosphere is great - my theory about this is that all the miserable sods who thought the games would be a nightmare decided to go away for the two weeks...which is a result for the rest of us!

The whole of the city has been decorated with Olympic banners and bunting:
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There are Olympic rings on tower bridge, floating down the river and a giant video display in city hall
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A trail of Olympic mascots will lead you round the sites of the city:
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The much criticised Olympic Route Network seems to be working OK:
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There are plenty of Olympic ambassadors to help the tourists find their way round:
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Fans and team members add lots of colour all round the city:
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Gifts from the olympic gods have arrived - in this case a giant shot putt:
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One of the things that comes along with the Olympics are the "Houses" for each country. These are areas that are used by each country to promote themselves. The Germans a giant liner in Docklands, the French have taken over the old billingsgate market and the Czech have Islington complete with a double decker bus that does press-ups outside!

The French House and TV studio:
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I do like the Swiss House at Soutwark cathedral, which features live bands, swiss food, a chocolate shop (I can't recommend the wasabi chocolate) and a climbing wall:
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The Danes have an area in St. Katherines dock complete with working Lego wind turbine & viking longship,
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Lego Olympic stadium - complete with the queen & james bond parachuting in:
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viking games for the kids and a genuine viking tattoo in progress:
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Hope some of you finds these pics of interest, there is plenty to get the attention here and it looks like most of the excitement will run through to the end of the paralympics..brilliant/

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64380 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 8:50 PM

Great job Chris. Some stonkers there. Hoping to get into London again Thursday or Friday. Things have been difficult at home so I've not been out much but you've inspired me to get going.

Now that everything's going so well I can't get any tickets for the paras. Which in a way, is Excellent!!!

But I did get some for Greenwich, which for me is the most beautiful site for any olympic event ever. And every time I see someone in olympic uniform I want to congratulate them. Bonkers.

Mind you, I was in Oxford Street this morning and I saw three olympic white BMWs and tons of white olympic buses - all empty. What's that all about?!
Smile

Last Modified By SlowSong at 7 Aug 2012 - 8:52 PM
lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014128 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 9:31 PM


Quote: Mind you, I was in Oxford Street this morning and I saw three olympic white BMWs and tons of white olympic buses - all empty. What's that all about?!

Probably running back to base having dropped people off for the triathlon or something.

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104017 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 9:45 PM

great set of London pics...I'll be travelling across London next weekend but may not get the chance to even get the camera out of the bag Sad

Gaucho
Gaucho e2 Member 122239 forum postsGaucho vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 10:10 PM

Cracking set of photos Lobster! The atmosphere in London must be wonderful, which is weird when you think of what was going on last year. Long may it last.

pablophotographer

Thank you for the input Lobsterboy, quite a selection of pictures and colour. All teh best to the members who are going to attend events, Show us some good show folks Wink

I can't hold myself saying that the most striking image uploaded by Lobsterboy is the one with the yellow Olympic flags above grey tarmac.

JJGEE
JJGEE  96291 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2012 - 9:34 AM

Chris ( lobsterboy)

Re you photos above and especially the Swiss House at Southwark Cathedral.

Do you know if this is going to continue like that until after the para olympics as well as it is unlikely I get up there before Sunday ?

lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014128 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2012 - 9:45 AM

Don't quote me on this, but I think most of them are here until the end of the paralympics but I can't find anything that actually says that anywhere.

Les_Cornwell
Les_Cornwell e2 Member 936 forum postsLes_Cornwell vcard United Kingdom
8 Aug 2012 - 4:43 PM

Here's Mr Bolt assuming the pose from yesterday's 200m heats:



And Bradley & the boys from the men's Cycling Road Race:

Last Modified By Les_Cornwell at 8 Aug 2012 - 4:47 PM
pablophotographer

Thank you Les, I had finished typing my message to Mr. Bolt's picture when the connection was gone Smile I am glad you shared your picture with us.

pablophotographer

Poster from London Olympics 1948!

It fas my reflection in it, I have become part of History, haha.p1030491.jpg

pablophotographer

athensolympics2004.jpg And then ... another picture from the recent past from another city which has hosted the Olympic Games more than once. Athens Olympics 2004. Since I couldn't zoom with the Helios standard lens on the runners I used the big screen Wink It contains the names of the athletes and depicts also the Olympic flame hailing the Olympians. One stone, three birds. That should be an Olympic record. Shot with a Zenit E and Kodak film.

cambirder
cambirder  107202 forum posts England
10 Aug 2012 - 10:32 AM

Is Young looking a bit peed off because he lost or because he seems to have a rather small willy?

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