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 Monday, July 30, 2012

I went to the Olympics yesterday.
This time I went to the Men's handball at the Copper Box.
I also got very wet. The Olympic Park is unforgiving in heavy rain.

I'd love to tell you about it, but I still don't have time, so instead here are lots more photos.

www.flickr.com: Olympic Park - Day Two
There are 70 photographs altogether

Day 2 on Twitter:
10.59am: Another day in Wonderland. In some corners, the Park is even quieter than it was seven years ago.
11.49am: First drops of squally rain at the Olympic Park. The place to hide is beside the river under the bridges. Only a few hundred have noticed.
12.46pm: Desire line routes are already being trampled across a few flower beds where people can't wait to walk around the proper footpath.
1.26pm: A hundred thousand people have just discovered that, in a prolonged downpour, the spectator experience is grim.
2.09pm: Learning the rules of another previously-obscure world class sport. The four-year old on my left, perhaps less so.
3.22pm: Empty seats scandal at the handball, as the bored four year-old demands to go home two and a half hours early, and his parents agree.
5.04pm: Spain's red and gold shirts are more Canvey than Costa.
6.00pm: Now playing on the Olympic Park PA jukebox: Just Can't Get Enough, Karma Chameleon, Karma Police.
6.48pm: You *can* see my house from up here :)
7.44pm: Last time I walked along the Waterworks River, the undergrowth was above head high. Now the Royal Barge is here, moored to an orange crayon.

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