Friday, March 03, 2006
Passion Lived here
Passion lives here is the theme of the 21st Winter Games in Torino. It was actually pretty fitting, because over the 3 weeks of games, the city was indeed passionate.
There were pretty flags of different countries fluttering from various buildings. The streets were thronged with people of different nationalities.
All the piazzas and plazas were uncovered, and we had many days of crisp clear sunshine. It was cold, but sunny through most of the games.
Every night at the Medals ceremony, the band would play the national anthem of that event's winners. Then a fireworks display over some suitably pictureseque castle followed by a free concert... It was all very pretty.
The city feels slightly abandoned now that it is all over!