The Olympic Torch Relay {Photography}

So today, my hubby, son and I were up at the crack of dawn to watch the Olympic Torch relay that goes by not too far from where we live…

…it was an amazing experience, such a great atmosphere and a once in a lifetime experience! Well, almost, as we’re just off into town to watch the relay continue!

And here’s a video of the torch bearer carrying the flame across the lake :)

 

Here are[some of] my photos from today. The rest, as always, can be found on my Flickr.

Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters
So serene at 6:45ish this morning over the lake
Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters
Coca-Cola handing out drums to bang
Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters
Nothing Is Set In Stone…

Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters

Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters
Canoes/kayaks across the lake
Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters
Morning Sunrise
Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters
Sailboats
Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters
Everyone was patriotic this morning :)
Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters
More sailboats
Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters
Good Morning Sunshine
Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters
Team GB
Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters
Handing out stickers
Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters
Here Comes The Torch
Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters
What a great moment for this torch bearer
Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters
Getting ready to dis-embark
Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters
Posing for publicity photos
Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters
The torch is now a lightsaber!
Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters
*Great Britain 2012 ;)
Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters
Just after the changeover

Later in the day, the torch moved into our town center, so we headed there to continue to watch the relay!

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford
My son, what a cool dude♥
Olympic Torch Relay, Romford
Beefeater Stilt-Walker
Olympic Torch Relay, Romford
The bus marking the start of the torch

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford
The mascots have really grown on me!

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford
Another torch bearer running down South Street

  • Anonymous

    I was the Torchbearer who ran with the Olympic Torch on Sunday in Redbridge and was also very lucky to also get to carry it across Fairlop lake, which I only found out about 2 hours before it happening! I had the most amazing experience and enjoyed every second of the occasion so much! By far one of the most proudest and best moments of my life! When I came across your blog and saw the photos and the video of myself with the torch I was thrilled! It was really good to see such a great turn out and I only hope everyone had a really good time!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02786732761856671353 Michelle

      I’m honoured to have a celebrity (of sorts!) in my blog’s mist! What an amazing experience for you, and I am so glad you found my little blog which lead you to photos and video of your day!

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