Thursday, 26 July 2012
Saw the Olympic torch
At lunch time the Olympic torch passed through on the high way. I just about got to see the top of the torch bearer from where I was having lunch. Watching the torch bearers is the best event of the prequel to the games. They just look so happy to be taking part and you just feel happy for them too. But the downside to this occasion was the overpowering corporate sponsorship that surrounds the torch bearers. I can see the point of having the bus convoy covered in logos before and after the torch bearers as they are part of rolling traffic block that protects them. But giving out fizzy drinks, and corporate banners to wave it a step too far. Did no one think of providing small Olympic flags for the crowd? You can still have your logo on the handle and it could have been a keepsake. All my photos are full of coroporate ads and no torch bearer.
I used the Trek bike to get to the station & from my local train station and I wore my hand made leather sandals from Gohils on Camden High Street. I have had them for years and get them out them out whenever it really is too hot for anything else or when I am on holiday in the sun.