Tuesday July 24th - 3 days before the Opening Ceremony, Weymouth is ready for London 2012
Weymouth 3 days before the Opening Ceremony
Will this be the view for the Olympic sailing? I have a feeling it is more toward Portland
Weymouth, Nothe Fort, where the ticketed spectators will be
Welcome to Weymouth
Weymouth 'Park and Stride'. What used to be called a 'Car Park'.
Wed July 25th - Cardiff
Fans approach the Millenium Stadium
Cardiff Police out in number but friendly
Olympic Millennium Stadium - not a big crowd for women's football
Some of the NZ team supporting their teammates
Anthems for GB (white) vs NZ (black of course)
These are brilliant seats. 9th row! Our side of the stadium had more people than the other side.
GB coach Hope Powell
Game over - GB win!
The NZ team did a lap of the stadium to much applause from the crowd, good game from them
Team GB taking the applause and in turn saluting the crowd
Stadium TV cheerer-upper
Anthems for the second game - Cameroon vs Brazil
As the GB & NZ crowd thinned out the Cameroon and Brazil colours and drums appeared
A much more colourful and attacking game albeit over half the fans departed in the interval between matches
London July 25th - Mario Andretti ad at Paddington underground station
London July 26th - Awaiting the torch relay in Peckham
Peckham - Advance police outrides got cheers on the torch relay route
Peckham - A TV crew from Times Now, he kept talking about the Games in the context of South Asians
Peckham - The start of the torch convoy!
London - the bottom of the new Shard tower by London Bridge station
Seen at London Bridge station
The Olympic Rings on Tower Bridge! Tower of London on the right. MV Silver Cloud moored alongside HMS Belfast. As seen from London Bridge.
Looking North on London Bridge
I was taking photos on the south bank and this guy appeared
French Olympic HQ? Or maybe just dignitaries etc
Double Olympic rings!
Tower of London
Old Routemaster bus - seems to have been pressed back into service!
Brazilian TV got hold of their own Routemaster - you could see their broadcast equipment inside and on top
Tower Bridge opening, rings retracted
Millennium Bridge from St Paul's to Tate Modern
Recreation of Shakespeare's Globe
Look what I found on Fleet Street
Royal Courts of Justice
Traders making the most of it
Awaiting the Torch Relay on Shaftesbury Avenue
Torch on Shaftesbury Avenue!
July 27th - Video of the torch relay in Shaftesbury Avenue! Very bad camerawork, I get motion sickness watching it back, sorry about that! Uploaded as a record anyway.
Cyclists following the torch
To the Coal Hole to meet friends for a pint
The Shropshire chicken was very nice
July 27th - the cruise ship has gone and the sky is greyer
Redevelopment at Waterloo - when did they do this mezzanine??
August 7th: watching the Triathlon in Hyde Park
Triathlon fans in Hyde Park
His own grandstand
Triathlon speeds by
Big cheers for the marshal!
Helicopters tracking the race
Hyde Park big screens
Watching the big screens
Looking over at the Transition / Finish Line
Triathlon runners, Hyde Park
Diana Memorial Fountain
Royal Albert Hall
Natural History Musuem
Covent Garden tube.. it's a long climb
Covent Garden Olympified
Wouldn't expect this in London
Pandas in the Trocedero Centre
Loads of food stalls from all over the world at Camden Lock, we were wishing we hadn't just had lunch!
Celine's veggie taco salad at The Diner, Camden
My excellent caesar salad at The Diner, Camden
Time to go home again. Will miss the pink Olympic route signs.