The Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games | The Opening Ceremony in Review

THE OPENING CEREMONY DECLARES THE GLASGOW 2014 XX COMMONWEALTH GAMES OPEN!!!!!!!!

Hello everyone, as promised, I will talk about the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games as it unfolded.

All the crowds that purchased their tickets to see the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games were certainly over the moon with the wonderful and energetic display that was put on tonight. Crowds gathered around the stadium to witness the afterglow of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as some or most of the athletes that took part in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games made their appearance in the Celtic Football Club stadium where the Opening Ceremony was held.

Many famous faces, such as Victoria Pendleton, Sir Chris Hoy and the Royal Majesty herself, the Queen, including Prince Philip (The Duke of Edinburgh) made a substantial and remarkable appearance upon the progress of the Opening Ceremony.

More than 70 Commonwealth countries are set to take part in this year’s 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as part of an ongoing timeline of events that are set to begin.

One of the true world leaders was recognised tonight and will always be remembered, Nelson Mandela. He was recognised for the Commonwealth Games while the Opening Ceremony was in progress. He is a world leader who will never be forgotten.

To draw the Opening Ceremony to an astounding and fantastic close, a large firework display unfolded before everyone’s eyes, and everyone was cheering on for each country that would be participating in this year’s 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow for 2014.

Before I conclude this blog post, I would like to say that tonight’s Opening Ceremony was fantastic, was also flawless, and went according to plan. It was one of the best, remarkable display’s that has ever been put on in history. Glasgow have done such a wonderful job delivering a flawless performance for the Opening Ceremony, and they have also truly done themselves proud.

Thank you for viewing this blog post :-).

Alex Smithson

Photography | Nature is now Blog of the Year 2013!!!

Hello everyone!!! I wanted to say a massive thank you to all of you bloggers and all of you viewers out there for visiting this blog. Without you all, I wouldn’t have got this far in the first 6 months, and to top it all off, Photography | Nature has passed the 1,000+ view mark and has become the Blog of the Year for 2013. I owe a massive thank you to Vijay Shah of the HalfEatenMind blog who nominated me for the 5* on the Blog of the Year 2013 award, and also a massive thank you to Ajay of the Ajaytao2010 blog for the 1* to make it 6*. Another great announcement is that Vijay of the HalfEatenMind blog has just won the Blog of the Year 2013 award as well!!! To follow his blog, the link is below…and again, thanks for a wonderful first 6 months

Thank you Vijay and Ajay, without you both, I wouldn’t have won the Blog of the Year 2013 award, and a massive congratulations to you Vijay for winning the Blog of the Year 2013 award, you deserved it as well and have a Happy New Year Vijay Shah and also Ajay Tao :-)!!!

Have a Happy New Year, and I’ll see you all in 2014 :-)!!!!!!!!!

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A Look Back on Last Year’s London 2012 Paralympic Games

Going to the London 2012 Paralympic Games last year was one of the best, treasurable moments, I loved the opportunity of going, and every minute and second of the Paralympic Games were truly valued. I absolutely loved the experience of going into the Olympic Stadium and seeing the paralympians play for myself.

I was shocked by how big it was inside the Olympic Stadium, it was MASSIVE!!! Everywhere around the Olympic Stadium I viewed made my view of the stadium feel panoramic, and for the day to be nice and sunny, the weather was perfect, and the whole day was absolutely beautiful.

I loved taking an opportunity of a lifetime, and this is a day I will always treasure for the rest of my life.

These were the photos I took at the London 2012 Paralympic Games on 6th September 2012, 3 days before the Paralympic Games drew to a close. I also merged these 2 photos together to create the panorama below:

This panorama contains 2 photos in 1, merged together and forms a full, clear view of what the inside of the Olympic Stadium really looks like. I noticed after merging these 3 photos that the woman who was going to sit down turned into a ghost figure, which to begin with was kind of creepy, but then I got used to it.
This panorama contains 2 photos in 1, merged together and forms a full, clear view of what the inside of the Olympic Stadium really looks like. I noticed after merging these 2 photos that the woman who was going to sit down turned into a ghost figure, which to begin with was kind of creepy, but then I got used to it.

2 Photos I took at the London 2012 Paralympic Games IMG_0002

Thank you for reading this blog post. If you went to the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, then I guarantee you this blog post will be a massive treasure to you for the rest of your life…again, thanks for reading!!!

-Alex Smithson