Sunday, July 29, 2012
I went to the Olympics yesterday.
I took the rest of my family to the Women's basketball.
We spent 13 hours in the Olympic Park.
I don't have time to tell you about it, so instead here are some motley photos.
www.flickr.com: Olympic Park - Day One
There are 40 photographs altogether
Day 1 on Twitter:
9.14am: Good Morning. Welcome to London 2012. Games Maker Wendy has just taken our family photo in front of the Orbit. Thanks Wendy!
9.42am: The world's largest McDonalds has a very restricted breakfast menu, but the cheapest food in the park. It is not yet busy.
10.36am: Sitting where the allotments used to be, beside a giant screen in the river Lea, watching the swimming taking place half a mile away.
11.24am: The waterside meadows are gorgeous, with acres of wild flowers dotted with butterflies , dragonflies and bumble bees.
1.08pm: A few charred tubes from last night's mega-firework display are scattered across the northern lawns.
2.26pm: I have never before stood for the national anthem of Angola.
4.36pm: Captain America and Spiderman got tickets, and have turned up to cheer on the USA women's basketball team.
7.37pm: Sampling the only chips on the Park that aren't french fries. The haddock's nice. Every so often the Aquatic Centre erupts with loud cheers.
8.41pm: Park visitors are generally ignoring the scenic waterside pathways in favour of the broad commercial ratruns. Their mistake.
9.42pm: After dark the Olympic Park lights up. Unfortunately, most people have long gone home. There are lots of staff with nothing meaningful to do.
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