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22 August 2012

London 2012: The Olympic River Part 2

 

Here are some more photos from our trip up the River Thames during the Olympics.  I’m assuming that the whole light show will stay in place now, minus the Olympic Rings of course, in which case I can’t recommend a night time visit to the river highly enough if you happen to be in London.

Magical is not a good enough word.

Here’s what we had all come to see.

 

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But in every direction the river looked amazingly beautiful (that’s the home of the French Olympic delegation).

 

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London Bridge has got itself a groovy new lighting scheme.

 

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The Mayor’s Office had a laser light show featuring cyclists and tube trains amongst others.

 

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Remember I blogged about the incredible new light show they’d installed on Tower Bridge?  Well for some they flipped up the rings and then put the light show through its motions.  HMS Belfast to the right also changed colour too.

 

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And then the rings flipped back on and the Bridge turned gold to celebrate Mo Farah’s win in the 5,000 meters.

 

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Here’s the view from the restaurant we dined at in Hay’s Galleria.

 

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Finally, at midnight, we stopped off at the London Eye.

 

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Slightly awesome n’est-ce pas?

Here are some more shots from my boat trip along the river.

   

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Yes magical. And being Olympic refuseniks we were uttterly unprepared for it, so encountering it at midnight at the end of a long day, en route back to Bath, made it doubly so.

it is so funny that you post this because my feelings about London, or really Oxford street was that it looked more run down that usual this week. I love the way finding devices (except at LHR which were just awful), but that was pretty much it.

I look forward to a more sedate visit in December.

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