I found this rather stirring and emotional (for me) video on You Tube, extoling the beauty and virtues of the Gold Coast and the Commonwealth Games.
The opening ceremony is now in the past, it was vibrant and colourful . Aboriginal culture played a large part in it. We are being encouraged to use “Jingeri” to greet people. The Aboriginal version of “G’day”. Then beach culture took centre stage with song and dance and the iconic great white whale, Migaloo, who swims past our coast line twice a year, making a majestic appearance.
What is more iconic to our lifestyle than the Combie Van and it transported the Queens Baton into the stadium, for Prince Charles to read the Queens message and declare the games open.
Now the competitions have started and on the first day the Australian cyclists, in the team pursuit event, won the first gold medal for Australia.
I managed to get this shot from the TV and it made me think of this weeks WP photo challenge “smile”