The Olympic Torch Relay 24th June 2012

So yesterday, I got up at stupid o’clock to go and watch the Olympic Torch Relay in my neighbourhood. Getting up at 6am for any reason, let alone for an event like this, on a Sunday morning should surely be illegal, but it’s not everyday you get to see something like this happen in your area.

After walking round the corner at 6:50am, the procession finally came down the road at about 7:03am. Loads of people came out to watch – more than I actually thought would do, seeing as (a) it looked as if the weather wasn’t going to be too great and (b) it was so early in the morning. Thankfully, the rain stayed away for a while.

I did get some photos, mostly of the sponsors’ buses that came down the road a few minutes before the torch bearer came down (Coca Cola, Samsung and Lloyds TSB, not to mention Real Radio were covering it), while I managed to get the big moment on video. Excuse the slightly shaky camerawork and background mutterings. While I was really excited to see it, I was still quite tired and I went straight to bed when I got in.

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