Friday, 22 June 2012

York 2012

You guessed didn't you? The Olympic torch came to York this week on it's journey around the UK. The torch bearer here is Danny a local young sportsman who has cycled the UK end to end to raise money for cancer research. As it happened I was standing next to his aunt & uncle in the crowd who were bursting with pride as he jogged past.
It is easy to be cynical about the massive corporate sponsorship deals around the Olympics but the games are bringing a lot of moments to remember to ordinary individuals too. The lasting image of the day for me was a young boy of around 6 or 7 sitting with his granny on a bench outside the library long after the show had passed through the city. They were both concentrating hard on a small camera reviewing the pictures they had taken. As I walked past I heard a clearly delighted little voice declare 'Look Gran, there in the corner, we even got a picture of the torch'. I knew exactly how he felt, a future CDP blogger in the making I think!


  1. Thanks for reminding me of the lovely heartwarming side to the torch procession around the UK- good for Danny. Hey, "Danny and the golden torch" could be a new Roald Dahl-esque book?

  2. Excellent - it's due here next week, let's hope the weather improves!

  3. Cool! Friends who live in Lytham-St anne's were having it go past their house and the kids were all over the moon about it even though it was really early in the A.M. and they had to rise with the sun.

  4. Very nice capture! And great moment!
    Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment;o)

    Have a nice weekend****

  5. I love your picture--all the cameras and smiles. As you say, it's easy to be cynical about the games, but if people get such joy out of the Olympics then it's a wonderful thing for corporations to sponsor.


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