Thanks to some very cool web services (Flickr, Google Maps, and CommunityWalk) I’ve created a photo map of pictures related to the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the preparations in the years before.
The collection contains some wonderful memorabilia from the time that Sydney won the bid, to the time of our lives at the Games. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for years but had found it too difficult a task to manage until now.
To use this Photo Map, simple click on the Photo Map link to the right of this screen, under the section marked “Multimedia”. Once you have arrived at the Photo Map home page please feel free to click on any of the markers (there are different colours for each period of time – pre-games, games time, and post games.) See below.
The marker will pop-up a little cartoon like balloon with details of the picture, and a small version of the picture itself. Best of all the picture marker is at the approximate location of where the picture was taken, which gives a real world perspective on the collection. (see example below).
Even more exciting for our members, is that very soon you will be able to send me a scanned image of your pictures from Sydney 2000, or the original if you require it to be scanned, and I can add it to the map, complete with credits to your name if you desire. This is really one of the “blockbuster” things I wanted to do with our new site. Please stay tuned, I’ll be calling for submissions in September 2006.
You can visit the photo map directly by clicking here, or via the link in the Multimedia section on the right hand side of this page.