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Thursday, 26 July 2012

Handing over to...

...BBC, ITV, Sky and the Daily newspapers.

These are probably the last Olympic related photos that I'll be posting for the next couple of weeks as I'm now on 2 weeks leave.

Tomorrow is likely to be a nightmare for commuting because of the grand opening of the Games tomorrow evening. I'll be grabbing a few bargains at the Pinnacle Crafts club members weekend instead.
However, here are a few photos to be going on with...starting with a view of the O2 (The Millenium Dome; as was). Now this was taken from the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) platform at West Ham station - you would never believe that it is actually on the other side of the Thames. Can you see a ridge going up and over the dome? That is the structure in place to assist folk who wish to climb up to the new viewing platform at the very top.
A lot of the DLR trains have been decorated with advertising relating to sponsors of the Games but this one relates to a company that designed equipment to help Olympic swimmers study their performance in the water. This was the first time I was close enough to take a quick snap before getting on.
The pink signs have continued to multiply this week and in the background of this shot is one of the huge screens on the approach to Westfield - normally used to advertise for the retailers in Westfield but at the moment everything is Games and Athlete related.
Oh and as you can see...just a few more pink signs LOL

Today the Olympic park and Stratford have been under the continuous circling of Helicoptors - at times they were so low you thought they were trying to land on the roof. The number of Official vehicles have been multiplying too and the "Games lane" through Stratford has been restricted to Games only traffic since yesterday (I think there are going to be some nasty shocks for some folk who have ignored the electronic signs and continued to drive in these lanes - I believe the fine is about £150).

I'll be back at work on 13 Aug so I will be able to bring you up to date with any changes that appear as we then countdown to the Paralympics. In the mean time you'll just have to put up with some crafting stuff...................................

3 comments:

Claireliz said...

Great photos Toni.
C xx

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Thank you, thank you, than you! I´ve truly enjoyed your Olympics photos!!
Enjoy your two weeks leave! Have fun and rest. See you. :)

Virginia said...

Oh I did wonder how you were going to cope with the commute etc - annual leave - definitely wise! Looking forward to your crafting posts, hope you have a great break!