Spectators

Spectators. They were everywhere this summer. First the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, then the Olympics and finally the Paralympics.

Cameras and mobile phones held at eye level,

The Men’s Marathon

or above the head in a bid to get a good photo.

Team GB’s Medal Winners Parade

It seems to be a trend that if you were at an event,

but didn’t photograph

or record it,

you weren’t really there…

Waiting for the Olympic Torch. Close to Buckingham Palace

Your photo validates that you were.

So, you wait

arm outstretched

Waiting for the Olympic Torch. Close to Buckingham Palace

Waiting for the moment.

06:34: Watching the Olympic Torch travel through St Pancras station

Maybe we’ve forgotten how to live in the moment,

forgotten how to remember things,

An Olympic torchbearer with her torch.

to just experience them.

Waiting for the Olympic Torch on Regent’s Street

without recording them

Waiting for the Olympic Torch in Stratford

But I’m probably as guilty as anyone!

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