Friday, 10 August 2012

We're there!


Getting into the Olympic Park entailed a brief but good-humoured (and no waiting) trip through airport style security, staffed by young armed forces personnel. They were drafted in due to the well-documented failure of the security firm originally employed to provide enough staff. I think the troops were enjoying themselves - it was probably better than a tour in Afghanistan!
Then came the first glimpse of the Athletics Stadium - and the Aquatics Centre, jutting out on the left edge like a giant Mexican hat.
On the right, my granddaughter, looking a bit bemused so far....

8 comments:

  1. But your granddaughter will be able to say on her Blog in 70 years time : I was there, I went with my mum and my gran, and I have this old photo to prove it.

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  2. Great memories you will have. Your two girls look great.

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  3. Yes, Baby will be proud later to have been there!Gosh, you three have the same smiling face !

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  4. What excitement! And I'm not surprised to hear that things were well organised and crowds were mannerly. It's what I's expect from Eng;and. Love your shot of the Tower Bridge.

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  5. I envy you. I have logged many hours of watching the Olympics. Your granddaughter will brag years from now that she was there with mom and grandma.

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  6. A very special moment for three generations.

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  7. Great photos, I can't imagine how fun this must be. Good to see Miss E peering over the edge of her carrier too! (o:

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  8. I had a friendly chat with the young soldier who checked my bag. He hailed from Rochdale and was thoroughly enjoying himself :)

    The Police seemed to be having a good time too. A group of around 4 officers were high-fiving people leaving the park at the end of the evening; sharing a friendly word and a laugh. It was a lovely carnival atmosphere!

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