Friday, July 27, 2012

The torch!

It was a special day in Chelsea...the Olympic torch was making it's way through the city of London, by way of helicopter, barge, tube, bus...over bridges, under arches, around museums, through parks...with stops at Number 10 Downing Street, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and even the maze at Hampton Court.....we waited with anticipation in front of the Royal Chelsea Hospital.
(Only Americans would be holding up red solo cups!)
How handsome do these Pensioners look all decked out in their distinguished red uniforms?
And Debi and I in our official USA "uniforms"!
I swear this guy held that flag up for an hour straight and the other has been trying to quit smoking for 60 years!
And look closely at this guy sitting on his cane/seat...doesn't he look just like "The Colonel" ?
And finally, what we have all been waiting for.... First - a word from our sponsors......
Now the "kissing" of the two torches and the passing of the Olympic flame.
The gentleman running with the flame is a Chelsea Pensioner and still runs marathons!
Let the games begin!


A Tale of Two Cities said...

Looks like we were blogging at the same time about the same thing!! Another fun adventure....

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Great photos!
I love 'the Col' that is exactly where he would be!