Dear Atria, you can proudly tell everyone that your dad was there.
The feeling was incredible, it was as it we were just behind all those people and were actually in the palace. We ofcourse had a better view as were looking at the whole events through different cameras and from different angels where as those inside did not have such privilage.
It gave me a feeling which is hard to describe, imagine watching a football game on the TV and that the ball was miracoulesly kicked out of the play ground and in someone's back garden and one of the players went to get it back.
I, together with Anna and Dorota (a friend) went to Queen Elizabeth's Dimond Jubilee Concert.
We were a tiny dot in the crowd, as was everyone else, each of us insignificant alone but part of history when all together. In such events it does not matters how individuals look, what color or age they are, how rich they are, etc, etc, it only matters how many of so called little dots there are - they will now be seen together as one.
We went to London for the Concert, and formed one of the many thousands who watched the concers on the wide screens placed behind Bukingham Palace, where the event took place.
There were free tickets which was allocated to the whole country such that there be a representative of the whole nation in the palace, which of course meant that many who wanted to be there did not get a ticket.
In the photo you can see the crowd in front of me, one of the wide screen monitors showing the concert areana and people who were allowed to go in the palace, those who had a ticket.
Like many others we arrived a few hours early, to pass the time I started drawing something I thought of on the sheet we were sitting on and Anna was to guess what it was. Once she guessed it correctly then was her turn to draw and my turn to guess.
It was fun, we were both surprised how such simple thing can cause so much fun and joy.
Atria try playing thisa game with your friends, you liked drawing and it will be fun for you to chalange your drawing skills.
The next thing you hear is a knock on your door and the same player is asking if he/she can have the ball back!
That is the feeling I got when at the end of the concert I was seeing on the wide screen the fireworks and at the same time seeing the very same fireworks.
We saw in the sky above the widescreen the very same fireworks which was being shown on the live TV and was beeing transmitted nationally.
Here are few more pictures which I hope gives you a closer vision of this historic event;
Many people arrived early, some of whom spent a few hours enjoying themselves in London, us included.
I did not see it myself, but a friend said there was a wax figure made like the Queen and people was sitting and having a tea with the Queen.
Regardless of how powerful and how rich one may be, they too will get old and one day will be gone. After we are gone, we will be remembered by our actions and will be praised for the good we did for others.
There was a well planned and organised cooperation of Police and Voulanteers to smoothly lead the public to nearest underground station or bus stop. I imagine some people walked and some took a taxi home or to where they had parked their cars.
When your friends talk about "Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee" proudly say to them;
"My Father Was There",
and when your own children read about it in the history books, proudly tell them;
"Your Grandfather Was There"