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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Olympic torch fever sweeps across Great Britain as huge crowds watch the flame and its torchbearers make their way towards London in 13 days, delighting supporters and surprising cynics; #London2012, #London2012TorchRelay, #bbctorchcam

London2012 video: Olympic Torch Relay Week 8 Highlights - London 2012

Beanyman62News video: London 2012 Olympics -Prime Minister David Cameron greets Olympic Torchbearers in his constituency in West Oxfordshire, and discusses the immense popularity and interest in the progress of the relays across Great Britain as they make their way to the Opening Ceremonies in London on the night of July 27th. http://youtu.be/2TP8fiolA30

On Wednesday, Day 53, it was The Queen and Prince Philip and The Olympic Flame and Sebastian Coe at Windsor Castle:http://twitter.com/London2012/status/222737068747526144/photo/1

WiltshireCouncil video: U.S. Gold medalist Michael Johnson's Olympic Torch Run at Stonehenge. July 13, 2012. http://youtu.be/blOP_nGf-Bg

On Friday the 13th, Day 55, the flame went thru Dorset, one of the most magical places in all of England. (If it's not God's Country, it's a nearby suburb!.)
Seriously, who doesn't love Dorset, beautiful any time of the year, rain or shine!

Moment to Shine
In Dorset, 15-year old swimmer and torchbearer Lisa Devine at the lookout at Durdle Door

The Olympic Torch relays start in the morning and remember the five-hour time difference between Miami/EDT and London right now, so unless you are a night owl, you can always  watch videotape of what happened While You Were Sleeping

Follow the progress of the Torch here, http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/route/
and watch the Olympic Torch relay Route LIVE at http://www.bbc.co.uk/torchrelay and 

This morning, I watched it make its way from Bournemouth to Southhampton, where 100 years ago this past April, everything started out so swimmingly for the maiden voyage of The Titanic...

BBC torchcam becomes cult viewing worldwide
Roger Mosey | 11:09 UK time, Wednesday, 23 May 2012

At 10 a.m., they're zipping down the road in one of their many vehicles with a police escort, since as you might've already guessed, though the route is 8,000 miles, there isn't someone running or walking for all 8,000 miles over 70 days.   
At 10:01 we just passed the Esso service station...


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#HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy

Thumbs up! What a night! #HOLLYWOODFL based photographer and entrepreneur Esther Chuang with a very elated Hollywood Mayor-elect Josh Levy at his Victory Party, held at Leo Anato's Atelier3/AT3 on Harrison Street & S. 19th Avenue, Hollywood. AT3's great environment and the amazing variety of food prepared by chef Kevin Dreifuss, former owner/chef of ENDS MEAT restaurant, was SUPERB! November 8, 2016

Esther Chuang, Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015

Above, perhaps my most-favorite photo ever of Esther, which is really saying something considering the THOUSANDS that I've actually seen of her, from all over the world. But despite the fact that you can't actually see it here, trust me, her amazing smile and inner and external beauty are there. This photo is an even more amazing achievement when you know the backstory of what it took for Esther to get to the top of the mountain, since it's NOT for the faint of heart. Next time you see her, ask her about that! Morro Dois Irmãos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on her birthday, July 10, 2015. That's the Christ The Redeemer statue way out in the horizon on the top of another mountain, to the left of her head. �� In case you forgot what the Christ the Redeemer statue looks like, up close, here's another Brazilian beauty to connect-the-dots for you: Gisele Bündchen, aka @Gisele.

Abençoado por Deus e bonito por natureza!✨ ������

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View of Rio De Janeiro from my room.

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