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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!



Thursday, 9 August 2012

A last look at the Village

I have now finished working in the Olympic Village. It has been quite an experience and one I will never forget. I am so glad I applied to be a volunteer way back in 2010. I had no idea what kind of job I might be given and felt really priviledged to be working in the Village. I have to admit though I didn't enjoy all of it. I will be happy not to get up at 4am to go to work to dealwith some very rude prima donna athletes! But on the whole I met some great people from around the world -certainly a once in a lifetime experience.
I have chosen my last views of the Village to be some of the wonderful sculptures around the residences:

Spectral Columns by John Clive

Diving girl by Jim Berelowitz





Olympic Spirit
by Anna Chromy

13 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your experiences, I have enjoyed reading about them and have enjoyed all your lovely photos ;-) Cheers, Cathy, from Australia

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  2. Cool sculptures and great shots. It is nice to be able to see the Olympic village up close. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. For me too it was wonderful to follow your experiences "off stage" ! I was far more interested in everything around the sport and not the sport itself. Besides Tennis. Yes some atlethic think they are gods, when I arrived in London on July 26, I had some examples on the Eurostar ! The sculptures are very beautiful. I hope they will find a good place in the city !

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  4. Time flies, it is over for you allready so soon. I enjoyed your posts and giving us a close view in the Olympics.

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  5. Thank You for sharing your views from inside the Olympic Village ... It's such a colorful area with great sporting sculptures ... I've loved your posts.

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  6. Me too, it was great to get an insider's point of view. The sculptures are nice, I like the diver best. Will they stay there when the village becomes a suburb?

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  7. I really enjoyed your Olympic spirit, not to mention the sculpture of the same name. Thanks for bringing me along in your adventure of a lifetime.

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  8. Itis fun to see you side of the Olympics, things they did not show us on tv and a more personal look. cheers.

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  9. I guess they (the athletes) couldn't live up to the Olympic spirit, right? *sigh* I'm glad to hear there were lots of nice people too!

    THANK YOU so much for sharing your Olympic experience with us! It's been wonderful having this backstage view to the whole thing! I can't wait to hear what you have to tell us about the Paralympics Opening Ceremony in September as well! ;o)

    Enjoy the rest of the Games! HUGS! :o)

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  10. Lovely sculptures. I always love trailing sculptures, sometimes the sculptures comes in funny and odd shapes and we have to guess what the sculptures represent. Have a nice weekend.

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  11. Great post and I bet you have memories for a lifetime!

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  12. I am so enjoying this series. I guess now as I'm going to go scroll up I will be reading the last one in a second here. Thank you for sharing -- it is so wonderful that you volunteered and that you are sharing it with us. (wow, that's dedicated to get up so early!!!!)

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  13. Great pictures I too was working in Village (with Team NGR) your pictures brought back some very happy memories - it ALL went by so quick!

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