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Once in a lifetime!

By oldgreyheron      
Those of you who follow me will know that I had the great privilege of attending the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Paralympics.

As I reflect on 2012 I realise that this was literally a once in a lifetime opportunity, and for that opportunity I am forever indebted to my daughter Louise who obtained the ticket and invited me along.

The evening was an anticipatory celebration for competitive people from all over the world, organisers and game makers, and a wonderful audience who enjoyed every moment. I feel so special to have been one member of that huge body of people.

Here we see everyone, athletes, performers, game makers and audience as we neared the climax. I was and am proud to be British and just a tiny part in this hugely successful occasion.

I wish Rio every success in 2016 - they have a hard act to follow - I hope and pray that they succeed.

I wish everyone every blessing for 2013.


Tags: Photo journalism London 2012 Opening ceremony Paralympics Sports and action

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tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2012 10:36PM
Well Mike

It seems all your New Years arrived at onceWink

To view it on the TV was one thing, to actually be there, must have been mind blowingGrin

Happy New Year


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31 Dec 2012 11:30PM
Very well capture. All the best for 2013.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
31 Dec 2012 11:36PM
a very fitting new year shot, what a celebration!
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
1 Jan 2013 6:34AM
It must have been wonderful to see, Mike, and you have captured it perfectly. Have a happy and healthy New Year. Carol
dathersmith Plus
10 558 12 England
1 Jan 2013 10:00AM
A great memory captured Mike, best wishes for 2013.

Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 11:21AM
A wonderful reminder of those great games and a great image
to share with us all.
Happy new year.
Great capture, like you I was blown away by the games. Completely hooked from the opening ceremony.
Truly was a once in a lifetime !

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