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Pair Figure Skating, Torino Olympics 2006171 viewsIn the Palavela, February 13 2006Feb 18, 2006
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Steps Up - Stadio Olimpico159 viewsThis photograph was taken when I actually got back down to the bottom. Marjorie's and my seats were in row 11, virtually at the top of this photograph. With no hand rail, and my right foot in a boot/cast, I had to be helped up these steep and scary steps by two other spectators. A pretty humiliating experience.Feb 16, 2006
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Opening Ceremony -- Winter Olympics Torino 2006154 viewsAs the opening ceremony drew to a close, they lowered a huge curtain in front of us. Incredibly, we could only see a tiny bit of the fireworks as we were essentially backstage.Feb 16, 2006
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The Path to the Ticket Booth, Stadio Olimpico155 viewsAs incredible as it seems, this was the path to the ticket booth for the opening ceremony of the Torino Winter Olympics. The booth, in a porta-cabin in the Piazza d'Armi, could only be found via a small A4 paper sign, written only in Italian, nailed to a small stake. The Olympic Stadium is only about 50 meters to the right of this photograph. This was taken the day before the opening ceremony.Feb 16, 2006
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Me Sitting Outside The Ticket Office with Diego184 viewsWe never would have found this small porta-cabin --- the main ticket office for the opening ceremony of the Olympics --- were it not for Diego. The ticket folks brought me a chair and put me on some gravel (at least in the sunshine) while they tried to sort out the buraucracy. Although we paid 30 Euros for courier service, and sent four e-mail messages and made four telephone calls, they "forgot" to print our two tickets.Feb 16, 2006
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Steps Down - Stadio Olimpico196 viewsNo handrail for stability. This was taken from our row, looking down (note the large curtain that blocked our view). Another disabled spectator is helped down from her seat. I had to wait until most people had left, and then went down the stairs one at a time. It was pretty awful.Feb 16, 2006
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Me in the Piazza San Carlo148 viewsFeb 16, 2006
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Marjorie in the Piazza San Carlo158 viewsThe day before the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics. NBC had an outdoor television studio near-by (for the Today Show), hence there was this big TV screen. We had lunch at the Cafe San Carlo -- it was so horrible that we sent it back. The young couple at the table near us, from Malta, had the same problem. When in Torino, avoid the Cafe San Carlo!Feb 16, 2006
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Marjorie in a Red Sled201 viewsFeb 16, 2006
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Me Sitting on the Kiss Couch182 viewsIn the Torino Mediacentre.Feb 16, 2006
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Me and My Poor Foot147 viewsSitting on the mountain road railing above Pragelato, Italy. Great to see the sunshine.Feb 16, 2006
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Marjorie -- At Lunch in Bra, Italy152 viewsAs we waited for our lunch, Marjorie decided to play with the bread sticks.Feb 16, 2006
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