Today's photos are from the digital archives and they have an interesting story that I would like to share. A few weeks before Sydney hosted the 2000 Summer Olympics I was in Los Angeles International Airport waiting to fly back to Australia. The plane had mechanical issues, and I was one of about 40 people who were not able to get onto another flight that night. Since I would not make the connecting flight in Sydney to my home town I was given one of two options. I could spend one night in Los Angeles and then one night in Sydney, or I could spend 2 nights in Los Angeles. Although I was tempted to spend a free day exploring LA, I decided to take the next flight out, and overnight in Sydney. The Olympic Torch Relay was coming through my home town and if I stayed two nights in LA I would have missed it. Los Angeles would always be there but the Olympic Torch Relay only comes through your home town once in a life time.
|The Olympic Torch being run through the main street of Tamworth.|
|One of the cauldrons where they kept the flame alight overnight when the relay stopped for the day.|
A months later I went to visit a nearby town where they kept the flame overnight in a cauldron. They had the cauldron on display so I took the opportunity to take a few photos.
The Cauldron with its decorative lid.
I borrowed the lid of the cauldron for a quick photo opportunity.
Have you ever seen the Olympic Torch Relay or been to the Olympic Games? If not what is your favourite, the summer or winter games?