Creative Mondays 26 – Welcome to Plymouth

Welcome to Plymouth photo

“What is Creative Mondays?

Monday’s are always a drag. The start of a new week, you have to go back to that routine of going to bed early/get up early. If (like me) you have to commute then you prepare for that long journey into work and that long journey back for the first time after a nice two day break.

So to kick off those lousy Mondays, I’m going to get my creative mind flowing in a positive way. Creative Mondays. A chance for me to show off something unfinished or finished that I’ve been working on throughout the previous week.”

So I’m setting the scene. You have the first day of the Olympic Torch relay from Land’s end to Plymouth Hoe, you have 55,000 people in Plymouth and on the very last stage you have a young girl (Madeleine Wood) run past those same 55,000 to the ‘Chariot’s of Fire’ theme song. In my head it sounded like kind of a cheesy thing to do but it fit perfectly. The atmosphere was great, the weather wasn’t that bad and it really is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see a part of the Olympic experience up close!

Jason Stanley and Kathryn Stanley holding the London 2012 Olympic Torch

As one of those 55,000 I was there celebrating that day. I even got a chance to hold one of the torches much to my wife’s clever persuasion tactics of basically staring the torch staff down (with a smile) until they relented! I managed to get a few shots of the event but as the crowds were so big I didn’t get a decent view of the torch bearer running the last stage. Thankfully my imagination can fill in the rest and that’s what completes this week’s Creative Mondays piece!



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