Olympic Torch Relay – Aquaforest’s Offices En Route

Olympic Torch Relay – Aquaforest’s Offices En Route

Our offices have been buzzing with excitement, the Olympic Torch Relay was passing through Aylesbury,UK, on 9th July 2012. Fortuitously our offices were en route. Our teams joined the crowds to welcome the Olympic Torch, taking photographs and videos to record the event. Many local schools and businesses took time out to watch. Street entertainment was provided from 10am, mainly to keep the schoolchildren amused, worked for us too!

Here are a few photographs and a very condensed synopsis of the event:

I’ll start with the British favourite topic of conversation, the weather. As you will see in the photographs, the weather was overcast but amazingly no rain.

First came the street vendors and street entertainment:

Not the Olympic Torch!

Olympic Mascot

Police Outriders announced the imminent arrival of the Olympic Torch:

 

(Our Offices are immediately to the right of the foreground, so not far for us to walk!)

The Torch Relay Coach preceded the Torch Bearer:

Torch Relay 2012

And Finally after all the waiting………………………………..

THE OLYMPIC TORCH

 

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Neil Pitman founded Aquaforest Limited in 2001 and is the chief architect for the company’s PDF and OCR software products used by thousands of organizations ranging from NASA to the Dutch Ministerie van Justitie. Neil has 30 years’ experience in the software industry in the UK and USA in the areas of database systems, document management and software development tools and has served on the IDT committees of the British Standards Institute (BSI) and was a co-author of the BSI’s 2007 publication on the Long Term Preservation of Digital Documents.

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