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"The Baton Relay - Final Day"

By RonnieAG
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.

Tags: General Glasgow Baton Bearer Pollok country park Clydesdale horses Commonwealth Games 2014 Baton relay Final day

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Comments


23 Jul 2014 2:52AM
A well attended event. Lots of happy faces and all captured well.

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Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2014 3:01AM
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
Lillian Plus
6 21 17 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2014 4:25AM
So much atmosphere in all of these Ronnie
Very well done to you for the Candids
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
23 Jul 2014 5:30AM
An excellent series, Ronnie, well captured, especially V.4. Carol
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
23 Jul 2014 6:19AM
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
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2014 7:02AM
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.
23 Jul 2014 7:13AM
Excellent set Ronnie, lots of detail,
Fred.
fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
23 Jul 2014 7:21AM
Impressive and interesting photo journalism Ronnie.

Albert
SUE118 Plus
7 8 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2014 7:31AM
Glasgow have a blast and enjoy your time in the lime light. SmileSmile
23 Jul 2014 7:41AM
Hope you are going to report that message.....idont have TV......
So might miss it
A really interesting set here
nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
23 Jul 2014 8:04AM
Wonderful set of super images, Ronnie, but V1 is very beautiful.
Mollycat Plus
2 11 2 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2014 8:15AM
An exciting time for you, look forward to seeing more over the coming weeks.
Peter.
23 Jul 2014 8:32AM
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
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2014 8:48AM
Interesting reportage Ronnie, looks like the Games will be a great success.

Ray
23 Jul 2014 8:54AM
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
lesliea 6 2 Australia
23 Jul 2014 8:59AM
Beautiful sets of images Ronnie will be watching the Aussies in Glasgow great colours.
Allen, Smile
ali63 Plus
4 739 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2014 9:15AM
Excellent images Ronnie,

Ali GrinGrin
marktc Plus
5 85 14 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2014 10:11AM
great series Ronnie
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
23 Jul 2014 10:23AM
A great set of candid's Ronnie, V4 right place right time. - gary
danbrann Plus
11 582 16
23 Jul 2014 10:44AM
A great set of images Ronnie and I guess it's a great place to be at the moment.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
23 Jul 2014 11:24AM
An excellent record of the event, Ronnie and the last one sums up the atmosphere so well.

Dave
adrian_w Plus
8 3.6k 4 Scotland
23 Jul 2014 11:25AM
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..
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
23 Jul 2014 11:37AM
Yes,it all kicks of tonight Ronnie.
I look forward to it on the telly !!
A colourful set.
Mick.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
23 Jul 2014 1:11PM
There is a lot of peculiar events over the world

Peter
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
23 Jul 2014 1:49PM
I was in Melrose and had the pleasure of seeing the passage of the baton there. Lovely memories captured here Ronnie.
Joan
saltireblue Plus
6 5.6k 33 Norway
23 Jul 2014 3:40PM
Hope he didn't set fire to anything important, Ronnie!
Good set of the event.

Malc
23 Jul 2014 5:17PM
Some lovely colourful sporty captured here Ronnie.

John Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 20 10 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2014 5:45PM
Great set of images Ronnie, great coloursSmile

Cliff
23 Jul 2014 6:58PM
A nice set of images Ronnie, the colours are really outstanding Smile
Jan
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
23 Jul 2014 11:32PM
Great set Ronnie - V3 is a superb image.
Brian.
Ray42 8 3 England
24 Jul 2014 7:20AM
Excellent photojournalism - enjoy the games
johnjo58 5 2 5 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2014 6:12PM
Good work Ronnie

David
24 Jul 2014 6:37PM
superb set and what a thrilling start to the games well done Scotland !loving every minute
24 Jul 2014 8:37PM
Excellent images Ronnie fine journalism..lin
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
24 Jul 2014 10:24PM
A super set of images documenting this momentous occasion.
25 Jul 2014 7:59AM
Excellent start Ronnie to Queens Commonwealth Games,and also Baton Relay, Great work .......Gary.............. Thanks to for help me out Ronnie....Wink
geffers7 Plus
5 43 1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2014 9:10AM
Great stuff Ronnie - hope your'e enjoying the games now - Glasgow looks spectacular!
Geoff
Irishkate Plus
5 33 96 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2014 12:54PM
Lovely to be apart of it Ronnie.
Amazing the feeling of camaraderie the baton relay has created.
Are those new Clydesdales?
Kate GrinGrin
27 Jul 2014 12:46PM
A great set of images, Ronnie, and the Games is a great opportunity for lots of images Wink
Trev Smile
xwang 7 32 7
31 Jul 2014 1:30PM
You certainly captured the 'party mood'.. and the message said..? What did she say?Grin

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