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Letters From London: August 11th

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Stephen Kasica via Instagram
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Freshly graduated and shipped off to London; Stephen Kasica is on assignment in London for the Olympics. He sent us this missive:

Dear Colorado,

One of the thrilling and rewarding benefits from travel is the moment when something you've seen on TV or read about in novels suddenly becomes real.

A picture of Tower Bridge on a website is one thing. Sitting on top of a red double-decker bus driving under it was another.

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Tower Bridge in London with the Olympic Rings

It was also surreal to walk into the Olympic stadium, when I had watched opening ceremonies days before as an image inside a TV.

Sometimes the unreal can even become real when you travel. At St. Pancras International Station, a major train station in London, a luggage cart is half-way engulfed by a solid brick wall with a sigh that reads, "Platform 9 3/4" just overhead.

Stephen Kasica

Stephen is a Boulder resident and University of Colorado journalism grad reporting for the CU Journalism News Service. Follow his trip through the 2012 London Olympics on Twitter: @stephenkasica

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