Not everything is training, sweating, weightlifting or making time trials. Canoeing, as every sport, is surrounded by infinite other aspects of life, invloving people of all kind and condition. Apart their individual job or expertise, everybody shares a common colective background as part of the human race, which includes main subjects like Philosophy. History, Literature or Art, among others. This sensibility may emerge wherever, whenever, and make us feel bit of emotion to ingratiate oneself with mankind.
Neville Gabie has taken a picture of the London 2012 Olympic Park workers recreating "Bathers at Asnières" (kayaker included), from Seurat, French pointillist painter from XIX century. Just lovely: