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Yesterday was the final day of the Queen's Commonwealth Games 2014 Baton Relay and we had a chance to view the event as the relay passed through Pollok Country Park on the south (dark....WinkWink) side of Glasgow. The relay stopped outside the entrance to the Burrell Collection and that is where I managed to capture these images.
Yesterday was the 287th. day of the Relay and the baton had been carried by tens of thousands of bearers across 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth.
The opening ceremony of the Games takes place at Celtic Park later this evening. Within the baton is a message from the Queen.......as yet, only she knows what it says, but all will be revealed during the opening ceremony.

V 1: the crowd awaiting the arrival of the baton.
V 2: first sight of the baton and it's bearer.
V 3: the bearer sitting on a cart and holding both baton and reins of the two Clydesdale horses.
V 4: close up of bearer and baton.

My thanks to all who commented on Selphie........I had no idea what was meant by the reference of two members to my being a West Ham fan until I Googled it and found that a favourite song for the fans is I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles.

Ronnie........aka POD.

Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon DX 18-200mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:"The Baton Relay - Final Day"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:23 Jul 2014 - 2:08 AM
Tags:Baton, Baton relay, Bearer, Clydesdale horses, Commonwealth Games 2014, Final day., General, Glasgow, Pollok country park
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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2014 - 2:52 AM

A well attended event. Lots of happy faces and all captured well.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
23 Jul 2014 - 3:01 AM

How very interesting Ronnie... Thank for the write up.
I didn't know that was still happening! What a tradition!
Very good reportage, some very happy smiles captured... Grin
IB

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2014 - 4:25 AM

So much atmosphere in all of these Ronnie
Very well done to you for the Candids

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CarolG
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23 Jul 2014 - 5:30 AM

An excellent series, Ronnie, well captured, especially V.4. Carol

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6101 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2014 - 6:19 AM

An excellent series Ronnie, captures the happy feelings very well. We will be there next week, rugby sevens at Ibrox on sunday and the athletics at Hampden on Friday week. We are having a week in Peebles, rather looking forward to it.

Andy

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LynneJoyce
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23 Jul 2014 - 7:02 AM

A wonderful set that captures all the energy and joy surrounding the event. I particularly like V3 because it features my favourite breed of horse.

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Badgerfred
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23 Jul 2014 - 7:13 AM

Excellent set Ronnie, lots of detail,
Fred.

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fentiger
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23 Jul 2014 - 7:21 AM

Impressive and interesting photo journalism Ronnie.

Albert

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SUE118
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23 Jul 2014 - 7:31 AM

Glasgow have a blast and enjoy your time in the lime light. SmileSmile

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2014 - 7:41 AM

Hope you are going to report that message.....idont have TV......
So might miss it
A really interesting set here

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nonur
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23 Jul 2014 - 8:04 AM

Wonderful set of super images, Ronnie, but V1 is very beautiful.

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Mollycat
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23 Jul 2014 - 8:15 AM

An exciting time for you, look forward to seeing more over the coming weeks.
Peter.

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digital_boi
23 Jul 2014 - 8:32 AM

it nice too see Glasgow smiling Ronnie and happy the sun of course helps V1 I like for the dappled light and shade and the sense of expectancy as people chat an mill about the shires are always winners nice to see them in on the action may Glasgow smile a little Longer Wink good candid's

Graham

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rayme330
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23 Jul 2014 - 8:48 AM

Interesting reportage Ronnie, looks like the Games will be a great success.

Ray

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DicksPics
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23 Jul 2014 - 8:54 AM

This is such an interesting series of images - an enjoyable and happy time being had by all present at this wonderful event.
I hope the games go well for Glasgow; which event are you participating in, Ronnie??SmileSmile

RichardSmile

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lesliea
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23 Jul 2014 - 8:59 AM

Beautiful sets of images Ronnie will be watching the Aussies in Glasgow great colours.
Allen, Smile

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ali63
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23 Jul 2014 - 9:15 AM

Excellent images Ronnie,

Ali GrinGrin

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marktc
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23 Jul 2014 - 10:11 AM

great series Ronnie

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gary_d
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23 Jul 2014 - 10:23 AM

A great set of candid's Ronnie, V4 right place right time. - gary

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danbrann
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23 Jul 2014 - 10:44 AM

A great set of images Ronnie and I guess it's a great place to be at the moment.

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WhiteRose1
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23 Jul 2014 - 11:24 AM

An excellent record of the event, Ronnie and the last one sums up the atmosphere so well.

Dave

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adrian_w
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23 Jul 2014 - 11:25 AM

Typical Glasgow. Sitting on a horse & cart instead of running!!! Wink
(Bet he'd got a Mars bar & can of Irn Bru tucked inside his trackie).
At least our runners were just that; running ( or at least waddling rapidly in one case).
Great set of images showing the fun & happiness of the event that has been obvious in all the venues..

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mikbee
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23 Jul 2014 - 11:37 AM

Yes,it all kicks of tonight Ronnie.
I look forward to it on the telly !!
A colourful set.
Mick.

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jaktis
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23 Jul 2014 - 1:11 PM

There is a lot of peculiar events over the world

Peter

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EMJAYCEE
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23 Jul 2014 - 1:49 PM

I was in Melrose and had the pleasure of seeing the passage of the baton there. Lovely memories captured here Ronnie.
Joan

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saltireblue
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23 Jul 2014 - 3:40 PM

Hope he didn't set fire to anything important, Ronnie!
Good set of the event.

Malc

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lifesnapper
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23 Jul 2014 - 5:17 PM

Some lovely colourful sporty captured here Ronnie.

John Smile

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Nikonuser1
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23 Jul 2014 - 5:45 PM

Great set of images Ronnie, great coloursSmile

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janlea
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23 Jul 2014 - 6:58 PM

A nice set of images Ronnie, the colours are really outstanding Smile
Jan

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bricurtis
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23 Jul 2014 - 11:32 PM

Great set Ronnie - V3 is a superb image.
Brian.

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Ray42
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24 Jul 2014 - 7:20 AM

Excellent photojournalism - enjoy the games

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johnjo58
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24 Jul 2014 - 6:12 PM

Good work Ronnie

David

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sparrowhawk
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24 Jul 2014 - 6:37 PM

superb set and what a thrilling start to the games well done Scotland !loving every minute

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24 Jul 2014 - 8:37 PM

Excellent images Ronnie fine journalism..lin

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Glostopcat
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24 Jul 2014 - 10:24 PM

A super set of images documenting this momentous occasion.

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milky
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25 Jul 2014 - 7:59 AM

Excellent start Ronnie to Queens Commonwealth Games,and also Baton Relay, Great work .......Gary.............. Thanks to for help me out Ronnie....Wink

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geffers7
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25 Jul 2014 - 9:10 AM

Great stuff Ronnie - hope your'e enjoying the games now - Glasgow looks spectacular!
Geoff

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Irishkate
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26 Jul 2014 - 12:54 PM

Lovely to be apart of it Ronnie.
Amazing the feeling of camaraderie the baton relay has created.
Are those new Clydesdales?
Kate GrinGrin

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27 Jul 2014 - 12:46 PM

A great set of images, Ronnie, and the Games is a great opportunity for lots of images Wink
Trev Smile

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31 Jul 2014 - 1:30 PM

You certainly captured the 'party mood'.. and the message said..? What did she say?Grin

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