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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Olympic Park

Yesterday on a very cold and dreary day in London, I went to visit the new shopping centre, Westfield, which has been built at Stratford next to the Olympic Park. Whilst browsing in John Lewis I noticed what a fantastic view they had of the Park. It was such a pity the weather didn't do the view justice.

The Olympic stadium
The aquatics centre with the hospitality tents in the foreground. To the right is the observation tower designed by Anish Kapoor


  1. This place will surely look very different in a few months, but it's really cool to see it now, before all the festivities begin. :-)

  2. Very cool! Love the amazing observation tower.

  3. I love the idea behind your blog - you are doing amazing things! :)

  4. When I was in London last year it rained so much that I couldn't do my annual visit coming back from Eastbourne, before I returned to Brussels. It seems to look very nice.

  5. Thanks for commenting on my blog so I could find yours! I enjoyed reading through your posts and seeing the new beautiful Olympic facilities. I also enjoyed the London Marathon photos. My niece will be running in the New York City marathon this autumn.

  6. Hi there - splendid blog. Like the 'bucket lists' - I think you should add "Go see the Puffins on the Farne Islands" and have a "Yorkshire Fat Rascle at Bettys in York" - but who am I to say such things.

    Why not love the beach from the start? Sand in your binoculars and cameras, sand in your sandwiches, sunburn and no shade. You can (and I have) learnt to cope with these things - but getting a snorkel, mask, fins and a waterproof camera changed the deal. But I still think I'd rather take a walk in the hills!

    Cheers Stewart M - Australia

  7. Great views of the Olympic structures. I certainly hope all goes well for the London Olympics, weather-wise, as well!

  8. Everything looks better in the sunshine that under cloudy skies, but at least it gives us an idea of it all!


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