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matthewjphotos The funny thing about this shot is that all the way leading up The Mall and over onto Constitution Hill road, was what I think was the marathon event for the 2012 Olympics. Mass throngs of people were gathered at roads edge and barriers to cheer on the runners. While running is cool and all, and same for the Olympics, I was more focused on getting a shot of Buckingham Palace with the Victoria Memorial Fountain in the shot, sans people. I took this shot holding my camera up as high as I could stand and fired away, hoping for the best. The Victoria Memorial is a monument to Queen Victoria, unveiled in 1911 but not completed until 1924. Back then it was estimated to have cost £250,000 and part of the costs were gathered from the British colony, with Australia chipping in £25,000 and New Zealand kicking in another £15,000. This memorial has also been the stage for many free concerts over the years, from Tom Jones to Elton John to Paul McCartney. And we could not have timed the weather any better, for the early morning rain cleared up in time for our walk up The Mall, leaving us with amazing clouds as a backdrop behind the beautiful Buckingham Palace.

#hdr #cityscapes #landscapes #london #olympics2012 #buckinghampalace #buckinghamfountain #victoriamemorial #clouds #bestvacations #worlderlust #travelwhattodo #cnnireport

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tushikaa #throwback to #london #olympics2012 with my goddess- mom. 3h

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dafyddpritch Blwch postio aur ym Mhenzance. Helen Glover - rhwyfo pâr. #goldpostbox #Olympics2012 #Penzance #Cernyw #Kernow #Cornwall 3d

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aarondoheny Me and Ben just chilling! #london #well #olympics2012 3d

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Normal Rachael Daly
  •   msing__ No hahahahahaha Bruce Jenner 3d

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ryanmatthews03 Sunday morning sesh - Olympic spaceship pool #London #spacepool #olympics2012 #stratford 5d

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megabird1310 We use to do some random things back then, i miss the Berwyn loads. #flashback #olympics2012 #gaffatapeart #BerwynCenter 7d

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