Yesterday was the first anniversary of London being awarded the [tag]2012 Olympic Games[/tag]. To mark the occasion, [tag]Trafalgar Square[/tag] was again the location for the celebrating and to the launch of the 2012 roadshow, a travelling promo bus that is to travel around the UK’s major cities promoting the games and sport for all.
Many of the same celebrities where in attendance, Dame Kelly Holmes again was part of the official party and even the Prime Minister Tony Blair, Sports & Culture Minister Tessa Jowell and the Major Ken Linvingston where on hand to make speeches and try out some of the sports challenges in and around the square itself. The gospel choir [tag]IDMC[/tag] performed the anthem “Proud” as well as three other fine Soul anthems, however my eye was drawn to the man in the red teeshirt prior to the start of the proceedings.
He’s holding a copy of the magazine that was being distributed on the day, but it’s the expression on his face which intrigues me I think. What is he pondering? The people next to him to me are strangers, nonetheless sitting in close proximity to each other but oblivious to their respective neighbours. One enthralled in his reading, one completely absorbed in his own thoughts and one seemingly waiting for events to begin, holding his lunch.
Trafalgar square is not a place that I find particularly interesting, but I do like to see it on days where there is somethng happening for people to focus on. This was one such occasion. It even brought out some very special performers in the form of these two impersonators who judging by the mirth on the faces of the onlookers behind them where doing a great job of entertaining us with their dance moves.