Burning Man 2012 Photos

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Here are my pictures from Burning Man 2012.

See also:
My Burning Man 2017 Photos
My Afrikaburn 2017 Photos
My Burning Man 2016 Photos
My Burning Man 2015 Photos
My Burning Man 2014 Photos
My Burning Man 2013 Photos

Some of the images are NSFW.

These photos are also on Flickr and Facebook.

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Dorothy on a bike.

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Almost everyone is gone.

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The Temple Burns.

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Wall Street burn.

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Wall Street burn.

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Wall Street burn.

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Wall Street burn.

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Vortex of flames.

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Amazing 3D art.

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Art car.

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The French Quarter.

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The man burns.

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The man burns.

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The man starts burning as fireworks light up the sky.

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Firedancers before the burn.

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Firedancers before the burn.

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Burners interact with the art on the Playa.

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Burner.

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Burner.

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Burners enjoying the playa.

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Burners atop the large rotating rock sculpture near center camp.

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Burners and their art piece surrounded by photographers.

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More lovely Burners with their umbrellas.

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Burner takes flight.

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Jumping Burners.

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Friendly Burners from Switzerland.

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Lego Pirate is shipwrecked!

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Friendly Burners.

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Playa Surfer.

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Giant Shopping Cart art car.

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Burner on the Playa with his bike.

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The most beautiful Burner of them all gets painted!

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Osiris dance party.

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Party People.

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Burner with a colorful visor.

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Dust storm!!!

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Burners stop in a Dust storm.

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Landyacht art car.

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Art car with loads of Burners on it.

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San Francisco skyline art car in front of the Man.

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Bounce art car and the man.

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Burners in front of the man.

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Burners with swirling dust overhead.

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Cycling Burners emerge from the dust storm.

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Four Burners ride through the dust.

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The man and a huge dust devil.

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Mirror art and the Man.

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Tiny cyclists on the edge of a dust cloud on the Playa.

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The seemingly ubiquitous Stormtroopers with excellent slippers.

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Playa surfer.

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Burners holding a “we need booze” sign. The playa provides. TPP.

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Small dust devil and the surrounding mountains.

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This large Burning Man puppet thing was awesome. (sorry for the bad pic)

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Sparks fly at Burning Man Hardware.

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Cory Doctorow and some aliens.

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Core Burn night.

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Core Burn night.

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Core Burn night.

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Core Burn night.

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Core Burn night.

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Giant Guitar and Amp on the Playa.

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Mountains at Sunset on the Playa.

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Photographer Trey Ratcliff taking photos on the Playa.

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The view from the top of our RV at Camp Nomadia.

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Yellow Submarine art car.

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Burning Man Lamplighters.

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Silhouettes of Art Car riders at sunset.

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People of Burning Man.

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People of Burning Man.

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Bunny Rally.

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The Temple.

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Burner.

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Wind up teeth Art Car.

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Playa Art.

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Burners and their bikes.

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Art car with racing flags.

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Art car with racing flags.

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Just a Burner in his speedo riding a BMX.

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More Dust.

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Oreo Cookie art car driver is lactose intolerant hence the lack of milk.

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Burner with a painted chest.

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Burner with a painted Tuba.

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Lovely Burner with her umbrella.

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The view from our RV facing the man.

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Here is one way to Burn.

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Closeup of the Temple.

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Inside the Temple.

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Twirling burner at sunrise.

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Holding hands at the Temple for sunrise.

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Holding hands at the Temple for sunrise.

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Burner showing her colors at sunrise.

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Sunrise at the Temple.

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Cowboy hats and sunrise.

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Dragon art car at first light.

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The Temple before sunrise.

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Death Star art car destroying stars on the Playa at night.

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Art car with umbrellas at the toilets.

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The Playa at night. Some experiences just can’t be captured in a photograph… This is one of them.

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Opulent Temple.

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Opulent Temple.

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Opulent Temple.

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The ‘parking lot’ outside Opulent Temple.

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The man at night.

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Wall Street.

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Massive smoke ring generator.

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Massive smoke ring generator.

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Amazing farm style front porch art car.

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Playa riders at sunset.

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Art car sunset.

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Fish art car sunset.

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The dock and the shipwreck.

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Toilet art car.

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Sunset kisses.

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Burners on a boat.

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Pink Burner looking good.

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Burner on top of the world.

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Art car party people.

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Marine themed party.

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Artistic ribbon twirling and the man.

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Kickin Burner on stilts.

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Burner.

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Burner and her bmx.

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Not sure if tourists or just old burners.

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Ridiculously small bike guy is always smiling.

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Orange art car bus thing.

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Free playa art tours on this behemoth.

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One of the many art car ships.

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Incredibly heavy rotating art piece. (pic by Dorothy!)

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Playa Art made from bones.

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Playa Art fish guy.

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Burner on Kate Raudenbush’s Star Seed

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Playa sculpture.

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Dancing Zebra costume burner. (I wonder who these masked folks are? CEOs? Celebs???)

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Burner with a long string of balloons.

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Stuff and Such (on the dock)

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Burner sleeping in a hammock under the dock.

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Wave playa art.

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Wave and shipwreck at dawn.

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Art car ship on wheels.

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Bull and the Man.

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Art on the playa.

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Temple sunrise.

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Drumming Burner on his bike.

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Playa sunrise.

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Playa art.

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Playa art sunrise.

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Dorothy looking at her new engagement ring.

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The man at Sunrise.

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A new day begins on the Playa.

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Art car.

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Steampunk Octopus art car!

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Dream.

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The Thunderdome.

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The Thunderdome.

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Classy tea art car.

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Art car monster.

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Art car alien.

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EGO sculpture made from tiny figurines.

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Bathroom signs in the spirit of the famous Las Vegas sign.

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Burning Man bowling. (the had the Big Lebowsky playing on the scorekeeping screens!)

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The esplnade at night.

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The esplanade at night.

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The aptly named Teeter Toter of Death.

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Burners getting off an art car.

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The Temple.

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Inside the man structure.

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The Temple.

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The Temple.

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Center camp.

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Steampunk Octopus with Flames.

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Discofish art car.

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Dorothy and her fun sunglasses.

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Amazing LED art installation.

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Magic Carpet art car.

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Art car.

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Lights on your bikes are a must on the Playa.

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The man and a fire dancer.

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Amazing LED wooden egg sculpture.

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Star Wars art car.

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The esplanade at night.

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Art cars at night.

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Dorothy on the roof of the our RV.

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Sundown.

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Jamming on a bus.

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Art cars lined up at the DMV.

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Burners looking out over the playa.

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Playa art sunrise.

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Art car shark.

See also:
My Burning Man 2017 Photos
My Afrikaburn 2017 Photos
My Burning Man 2016 Photos
My Burning Man 2015 Photos
My Burning Man 2014 Photos
My Burning Man 2013 Photos

London 2012 Olympics Photos

Dorothy and I are very lucky to be here at the London 2012 Olympics!

I’d like to try to share the spirit of the games with some photos. I’ll be posting my best photos from the event here. The newest photos are at the top.

Keep in mind there are lots of photos on this page so it might take a minute or two to load.

I will also be posting them on Facebook, Flickr, and of course Photo.Duncan.co

All of the photographs on this page are Attribution-NonCommercial licensed. That means you can use them (for non-commercial purposes) on your website. You just have to attribute them to me, and link back to Duncan.co

Here is an example of how to give attribution properly. This is an example of how NOT to do it.

Enjoy!

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Team USA with their Gold Medals and Spain with their silver medals.

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Lebron swoops in for a dunk easier than us mere mortals do layups.

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Arguing with the ref. Always the same in every sport.

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Halftime.

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Spot the celebs…

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The game gets heated.

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Tipoff Men’s Basketball Final USA Vs Spain North Greenwich Arena.

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Men’s Basketball Final USA Vs Spain North Greenwich Arena.

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The bar is empty during the game.

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Lobby of O2 Arena.

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Shadows of the spectators.

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Stephen Kiprotich (gold medal winner)

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Marathon fans at Big Ben.

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Stephen Kiprotich (gold medal winner)

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Abel Kirui (silver medal winner)

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The scene at the Marathon just below Big Ben.

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Everyone trying to catch a glimpse of the incredible Marathon runners.

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Incredible Gamesmakers Volunteers running up and down the street starting the mexican wave.

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The leaders pass Big Ben.

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Marathon Runners pass Big Ben.

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Awesome photographer’s truck for the Marathon. (needs more women!)

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Marathon Fans.

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London 2012 Marathon Runners pour around the corner.

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Fans watch Usain Bolt’s 100M final at British Airways’ Park Live, Live Site.

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BBC Presenter Jake Humphrey

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Women’s 3M Diving Medal Winners HE Zi (silver) WU Minxia (gold) SANCHEZ SOTO Laura (bronze)

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Disappointed Diver sits alone.

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Wu Minxia (Gold Medal Winner 3M Springboard)

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Lots of fans inside the Aquatics center for Women’s 3M Diving Final.

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Excited to have tickets to Diving! This is the aquatics center.

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Mexico Fans at Stratford.

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Earl’s Court Venue

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Boom! Women’s Volleyball

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Jonas Reckermann and Julius Brink of Germany celebrate winning Men’s Beach Volleybal Gold.

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Photographers and medalists as they play the German national anthem.

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Dancers at beach volleyball.

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Germany wins Men’s Beach Volleyball at London 2012.

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Game winner.

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Brazil block.

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German player serve at Beach Volleyball Final.

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Bananarama entertains the crowd.

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Brazil fan gets the crowd moving with his drum.

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German man dressed as a woman dances with a Brazil fan at Beach Volleyball Final.

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Inspire a Generation.

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Interesting architecture on the buildings visible from Horse Guards Parade.

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The London Eye is visible from the Beach Volleyball venue.

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Horse Guards Parade felt like a party at the beach.

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More ‘Mexican’ wave!

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Horse Guards Parade Beach Volleyball Men’s Final

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Surveillance is everywhere here.

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Best outfit of the day by far! Nice one guys!

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That’s the spirit!

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Awesome Olympics glasses.

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Sharing socks and shoes.

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Friendly guys doing a great job.

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More great outfits on these two lovely ladies.

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Great outfits on these guys.

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Dad does double duty.

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Mother and Daughter get into the spirit of the games.

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Classy dudes are classy.

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Boxer vs Beer Guy

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Having so much fun is exhausting. These guys have it made in the shade.

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Lawrence Okoye

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Uncle Sam.

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On Your Marks. Set. Go!

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Athletics.

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800M qualifying heat.

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Heat radiating from the Olympic Flame.

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Shot Put.

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Empty seats is a recurring theme at all Olympics. London 2012 is no different.

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I’m kind of obsessed with this sculpture Orbit.

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Blue skies over the Olympic Stadium!

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Inspire a generation.

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Inspire a generation.

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Inspire a generation.

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Slightly overwhelmed police officer and young sports fan.

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The gold medal winner for best Canadian Fan!

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Everyone is desperate for tickets.

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Dorothy Rawlinson, Diane, and I.

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TeamGB fans.

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A very very busy Olympic Park.

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Awesome onesie.

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Thousands and thousands of people in the Olympic Park.

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The Olympics of consumption. The Olympic Park Megastore was slammed.

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It’s the Olympics of photography as well!

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Being at athletics is overwhelming. There is so much going on at once. Just like this photo.

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Steeplechase runners.

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Steeplechase runners.

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TeamGB fans cheer as the cauldron burns bright.

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Photographers and runners at the steeplechase water jump.

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Dorothy Rawlinson and I pinching ourselves. Lucky to be here.

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The musculature of the athletes is incredible.

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Athletes run past the wind speed instrument.

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Remote Controlled cars used to ferry the discus and hammer back and forth.

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Wet track.

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The real VIPs.

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The Brits come prepared for the rain.

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Years and years of training and your heat happens in a downpour.

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The media scramble to cover their equipment as the rain comes down.

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Heartbreak on the track.

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Athletes round the bend.

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Olympic Cauldron closeup.

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Olympic Cauldron with the ‘interesting’ London 2012 logo.

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The Olympic Flame does it’s thing while the athletes do theirs.

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Canadian fan with awesome badges.

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400 Meter hurdles.

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Never give up.

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400 Meter hurdles is a tough race.

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Athlete receiving instruction from her coach.

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Focused Athlete.

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Happy Athlete.

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The ‘Mexican’ wave at Athletics in the Olympic Stadium.

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Boy playing outside the Olympic Stadium in front of what appears to be a Peace symbol.

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The Olympic Rings haircut on a young boy.

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The Queen, Jelly Belly edition.

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The Olympic Stadium in Lego.

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As close as you can get to the Olympic Park without a ticket. What a shame.

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I saw a disabled woman here desperately trying to see inside the Olympic Park. She didn’t have any tickets.

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The consumption Olympics.

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The consumption Olympics.

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I Was There Photobooth.

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It feels like being forced through the gift shop at a Museum to get to the Olympic Park.

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Volunteer on a megaphone in front of an animated piece of art.

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Javelin Sculpture at Canary Wharf

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We’ve got olympic fever at our flat in London. We just need more devices!

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People climb the O2 Arena as gymnastics takes place inside. (North Greenwich Arena)

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Fencing is quite exciting.

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The Fencing venue feels like being inside the movie TRON.

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The Orbit.

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The Orbit amongst some flowers.

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The Olympic Stadium.

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The Olympic Stadium and The Orbit Sculpture.

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Exploring the London 2012 Olympic Park.

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Crowds at British Airways’ Park Live.

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R U N.

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This guy wins Gold for Craziest Hat at London 2012.

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Fans jumping in the air.

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#TeamGB fans doing it right!

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Coca Cola’s Move To The Beat building.

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Cheshire Police Officer.

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Team USA Gymnast showing the Ball exercise for the cameras.

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Billy Bush.

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Matt Lauer.

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Ryan Seacrest.

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Al Roker.

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Bruce Jenner.

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Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Al Roker, and Ryan Seacrest doing the Today show for NBC.

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Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Shawn Johnson.

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Reflective building.

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The Basketball Arena.

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Reflective building.

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The ArcelorMittal Orbit Sculpture.

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Fan of the Netherlands.

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Green living wall.

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Family outside the Velodrome.

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The Olympic Rings.

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British Airways’ Park Live massive tv screen inside the Olympic Park.

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Rad Australian athlete uses a skateboard to get around the Olympic Park.

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Photographers.

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Full stadium at Riverbank Arena in the Olympic Park.

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In London they call it Hockey. In Canada we call it Field Hockey. Hockey is reserved for Ice Hockey!

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Proof that there is sun in London! The Olympic Park in glorious sunshine.

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Family walking into the Olympic Park.

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Alexandr Vinokurov and Rigoberto Uran Uran London 2012 Men’s Road Race Cycling.

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Fans Stand on the Gates.

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Fans wait for the cyclists to pass at Men’s Road Cycling.

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Fans Stand on the Gates.

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Fans do the ‘Mexican Wave’ while they wait for the cyclists to pass at the finish of Men’s Road Cycling.

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Team GB fans at Men’s Road Cycling.

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Man and his dog sleep on a bench. Having this much fun at the Olympics is tiring!

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Max Missile

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RAF Red Arrows Fly Over Hyde Park.


RAF Red Arrows Fly Over Hyde Park as Duran Duran plays live.

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They will remember this.

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Me doing my bit for Canada.

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Crowd at Hyde Park BT London Live.

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Dorothy and I at Hyde Park for a big concert and party. Canada gear on!

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More friendly Canadians at London 2012. This time at BT London Live Hyde Park.

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London 2012 BMW on Tower Bridge. These are used to transport delegates and athletes in special Olympic lanes.

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Fans of the Mexican Team in London.

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Olympic Rings Forged in the Sky.

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Dorothy and I.

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Industrial Revolution portion of Opening Ceremony.

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Opening Ceremony Pyrotechnics (cell phone photo)

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Do It! Opening Ceremony (cell phone photo)

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Crowd Participation Is Fun! (cell phone photo)


Video of us havin fun!

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Inside the Olympic Stadium (cell phone photo)

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Fee, Diane, Dorothy, and I Opening Ceremonies (cell phone photo)

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Shhhh! Danny Boyle speaks to the crowd. (cell phone photo)

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Orbit from inside the Olympic Stadium. Lots of wires and rigging for the opening ceremony… (cell phone photo)

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London’s Olympic Stadium at Night. (cell phone photo)

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The Orbit at Night. (cell phone photo)

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Dorothy and I at the Opening Ceremony. (cell phone photo)

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Friendly soldiers doing their part.

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Final moments of the torch relay.

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Olympic Flame arrives just outside City Hall aboard the Royal row barge Gloriana.

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Olympic Flame arrives just outside City Hall aboard the Royal row barge Gloriana.

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People trying to catch a glimpse of the final moments of the torch relay.

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Crowds line the Thames River.

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Please keep off the grass and the canons!

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Crowds on Tower Bridge await the final moments of the Olympic Torch Relay.

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A man takes a photo of Colourful flooring. (cell phone photo)

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London 2012 Aquatics Centre. (cell phone photo)

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Dorothy outside the venue she works at, Excel.

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Olympic Rings at Tower Bridge.

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Police Boat Shakespeare’s Globe Theater.

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Legendary Canadian Broadcaster Brian Williams and I.

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Royal Navy Ship on the Thames River.

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Olympic Rings at Tower Bridge as Seen From a Thames Cutter Ferry on the River Thames in London.

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Sunrise at the Gymnastics Venue (O2 Arena).

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Paul Allen’s SuperYacht Octopus in London.

 (Duncan Rawlinson)
Yachts at Canary Wharf.

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Sir William Robert Patrick Knox-Johnston runs with the torch at Cutty Sark. July 21, 2012.

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Photographer gets ready for the Torch to arrive. July 21, 2012.

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Dorothy and I “Jamming” with “The Cosmic Sausages.” July 21, 2012.

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The media prepares for the arrival of the torch. July 21, 2012.

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The Cosmic Sausages Band gets everyone excited for the Torch to arrive. July 21, 2012.

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A man flies the Union Jack at Cutty Sark as he waits for the Torch to arrive. July 21, 2012.

You can also check out my Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics photos.

Pete Rode a Horse Across Australia

Peter and Karen at their farm in Western Australia. Note the epic ride. (view full size)

Several years ago Peter rode a horse all the way across Australia to raise money for abused children. That’s right, a horse across a country that is geographically larger than the United States. He did it lengthwise too, the harder, and longer way. All he had for support was a young lady driving a pickup truck full of hay for the horse. He almost died doing it. It was a pleasure to meet him.

Climbing The World’s Tallest Fire-Lookout Tree

Dorothy and I Climbing The World’s Tallest Fire-Lookout Tree, Gloucester National Park, Western Australia (view full size)

According to wikipedia:

The Gloucester Tree is a giant karri tree in the Gloucester National Park of Western Australia. At 72 metres in height, it is the world’s tallest fire-lookout tree, and visitors can climb up to a platform in its upper branches for a spectacular view of the surrounding karri forest. It is owned by the Shire of Manjimup.

Built in 1947, the Gloucester Tree was one of eight karri trees that between 1937 and 1952 were made relatively easy to climb so that they could be used as fire lookout spots. The suitability of the tree as a fire lookout was tested by forester Jack Watson, who climbed the tree using climbing boots and a belt. It took Watson six hours to climb 58 metres, a difficult climb due to the 7.3 metre girth of the tree and the need to negotiate through limbs from 39.6 metres up.

Another forester, George Reynolds, pegged the ladder and lopped branches to facilitate climbing the tree, and a wooden lookout cabin was built 58 metres above the ground. The Governor-General of Australia, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, visited the site during construction, and the tree and national park are named in his honour.
The wooden lookout cabin was demolished in 1973 for safety reasons, and was replaced with a steel and aluminium cabin and visitors’ gallery. Currently the climb is done by stepping on 153 spikes that spiral the tree.

Only 20 percent of visitors climb to the top of the tree; most make it only part of the way before turning back.

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