Wednesday, 8 August 2012

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I'm back from a fantastic long weekend in London.  A combination of extended time with my beautiful granddaughter and family, plus a day at the Olympic Park, made it a weekend that I will remember forever. Long-time readers of my blog will recall that a trip to the Olympics was what I had hoped for ever since I realised that London 2012 would happen in my 60th birthday year.  My daughter tried and tried to get tickets and eventually managed to secure some for the women's basketball heats.... not our first choice of sport but who cares?  It was the Olympics!

I have to confess that I was so excited and so caught up with the crowds and the atmosphere that I really ended up taking only snapshots.  (Parts of the Park were so busy that if you stood still too long you risked causing a pile-up of bodies!)  I will post some photos of the Olympic Park over the next few days.  I also ventured into central London one day, mainly to get a picture of this most iconic of scenes - Tower Bridge, one of the most recognisable symbols of London, adorned with the Olympic rings (and, of course, a red double-decker bus).  Sorry  - no David Beckham in a speedboat, or James Bond and the Queen in a helicopter passing through but you can't have everything.

10 comments:

  1. Nice shot of the bridge, jennyfreckles, especially with a red bus crossing.

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  2. You could not choose a better symbol for those games ! and don't worry, we could see and admire James -Daniel C.- Bond at tv .:o)

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  3. What a great way to celebrate. From what I have seen on the television, it must have been a wonderful experience, something to remember for a very long time.

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  4. A beautiful shot, and so nice you were able to enjoy this with your family. This iconic photo is definitely a keeper! I am enjoying your blog so much, by the way.
    gin

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  5. That shot has to go into your lifetime collection! Your granddaughter will treasure it. As for the Queen and James Bond, she has to be admired for doing that bit of PR.

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  6. I'm so glad you had the chance to go to the Olympics! What a wonderful experience. This shot is fantastic and the bus adds the perfect touch!

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  7. I have been in London on Monday 6 before I returned home to Brussels ! I didn't go to the Olympic Park, but I visited the London Tower and the Crown Jewels and I took 3 buses to get back to St. Pancras station only to see London in its Olympic dress, and the atmosphere. It was phantastic. Tomorrow I have a post about London here http://gattinatravels.blogspot.com/. It really was so special.
    When I arrived on July 26, just one day before the opening there were plenty of atlethes in my train who were welcomed with flags and music !

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  8. Congratulations on your trip. This is one of our favourite spots; we are lucky enough to have close family just around the corner.

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  9. Enjoyed seeing the Olympics through your lens, Jenny! I was on the road the entire time and saw very very little of it. A few glimpses of diving and swimming while at our niece's place in LA for a couple of days, but that's it. This one in particular is a wonderful shot. And nice to see your daughter and granddaughter. :-)

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