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Summer Olympics 2012

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Olympic Beach Volleyball

August 12, 2012
Olympic flags line The Mall toward Buckingham Palace
On The Mall looking toward Buckingham Palace

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Our final Olympic event to attend

was Men’s Beach Volleyball

and WOW! was the venue spectacular!

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(click photo to really appreciate the view)

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It was a mark of brilliance to set up this temporary stadium
at the Horse Guards Parade

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And that night, it was the game for gold
Germany v Brazil

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Icing on the cake, the weather was PERFECT

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My husband cleverly spied this plein air artist

capturing the day high above us

( For the Diamond Jubilee, artists in the flotilla were busy painting too )

Such a creative way to capture history

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And as if it couldn’t get any better
we also watched the conga line

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Dancers provided entertainment between matches and during time-outs

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and Bananarama singing Venus

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Bananarama

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Time-outs also included raking sand

and shaking sand off the lines

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Announcer: ‘It’s rakey-rakey time!’

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Going for gold,

the Brazilian and German crowd was very loud and excited

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And many waved their flags proudly

– Germany, Brazil, and TEXAS?! –

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And the gold goes to Germany!

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We walked away with Olympic-sized smiles on our faces

and a glow from the memories of the past few weeks

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London has radiated a wonderful Olympic glow too

More Summer Olympics Posts here

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A Day At The Olympic Park

Headlines of yesterday’s news * My first and last chance to visit the Olympic Park during the Games… A night to remember! * As if you were by my side, here’s ‘our’ highlights Enjoy! * Walking Out Of Tube Station Gates remain open for…

August 9, 2012
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London Dressed For The Olympics

If you’re in London right now, here’s what you’re seeing.. Tower Bridge * * The Shard London’s newest addition to the skyline opened July 5th It houses a spa, hotel, restaurant, residential apartments, offices, and observatory deck The observatory deck is almost twice the height of any other…

August 7, 2012
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Behind The Scenes: An Olympic Opening Ceremony Performer

* Ah, the magic of the blogging world… Over the last two years I’ve been following Laura Porter’s travel blog written by an English mom with good ideas of things to do in London Having been a gymnast and wanna-be professional dancer myself, I…

August 3, 2012
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Summer Olympics: I Just Can’t Get Enough

You would think after seeing three days of Olympic cycling the thrill would be gone But each time is just as exciting! * Waiting for the Olympic cyclists in Surrey * As cycling is very popular in Surrey, many have ridden their bikes to…

August 1, 2012
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The Summer Olympic Games Begin

 Seven years ago, when it was announced the Olympics would come to London, my husband turned to me and said ‘We should go’ * Our tickets  * Little did we know then not only would be seeing the Olympic Games, but we would be living here…

July 28, 2012
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The Olympic Torch

How adorable is he?! This is Olympic torchbearer Charlie Palmer, age 87, from Chilworth I don’t know if he or the torch is shining more * * I stood next to his proud granddaughters who said he received the exciting news 2½ months ago that…

July 25, 2012