I’ve seen more Union Jacks this summer than I’ve possibly ever seen. The Queen’s Jubilee got things started, followed quickly by the European Football Championships, although as this is England people fly the English, not British flag. I have a feeling though that most people just kept their Union Jacks flying, as they’re everywhere!
To begin with I didn’t detect a huge amount of excitement in London towards the Olympics, but all this changed with the arrival of the Olympic torch and 30c.
On the day of the Opening Ceremony my wife and I decided that it would be fun to see it all on a big screen in Victoria Park, one stop from Stratford and the Olympic Stadium. However, there was a queue of over 7,000 people in front of us waiting to go in..
On our way back to the station we passed within sight of the stadium.
Day one: Saturday and I found myself in Kew Gardens, not a very Olympic place to be for a photographer, but a great place to recharge!
But even here there was no escaping the Olympics!
Day two: Saw some cycling, the Women’s Road Race. In typically English style it began to pour with rain, soaking us, and the cyclists as they sped through the streets.
Day three: The supermarket.
Well, normal life has to continue…