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Olympic Park 2012


Took only a few pictures on an evening visit to the Diving finals. The size of the Olympic Park was mind-blowing and the planting was superb. Beds of wild flowers from different continents went on and on forever. At the end of the evening I walked for about 30 minutes to West Ham tube station and most of that walkway was through beds of grasses and flowers.
Not sure what’s happening to them all after the Olympics but if they don’t want them they can give me a ring anytime.
Crowds sat on two sides of the River Lea watching the giant screens and the crowds on the valley slopes were of Biblical proportions.
At the end of the 200m final won by Usain Bolt the Stadium was lit up in the colours of the Jamaican flag.
Only a few pictures to show unfortunately but the whole experience was just amazing.

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Thanks for this. Lovely to see the use of the wild flowers.
I so enjoyed the games - didnt we do well.

13 Aug, 2012


Fantastic experience -glad you managed to get there

13 Aug, 2012


Thank you Inverglen. Any more pictures ? I would have preferred more T/V coverage of the wild flower areas and less commentary !
Our athletes did so well, even the ones who didnt get a medal did extraordinarily well just to get there.

14 Aug, 2012


Those are fantastic,Inverglen..I would love to see them..I hope they maintain them for the pleasure of everyone.
what a wonderful experience for you,and I envy you the thrill of attending the's been great :o)

14 Aug, 2012


There was a tv programme and gqt on the radio talked about it but it was ages ago I hoped that they'd do a follow up.

What an experience for you Inver........its been an amazing two weeks.....

14 Aug, 2012


Ooh, I'm green with envy - I so want to walk round the Olympic park before they close it, but also because you were there, in that atmosphere, fabulous. It won't open again till July 2013, and won't be fully open till July 2014, and it will look different. The planting will be native wild flowers rather than some of the more exotic varieties currently present, so the 'wave' effect won't be there. I understand Bojo is considering whether to keep the park open for a short while so people can visit, because lots of us want to - I'll be there like a shot if they do, but the Elf and Safety considerations are difficult - so much dismantling of structures to do and then the building starts, and they wanted to do that as soon as the Paralympics close.

14 Aug, 2012


From time to time a Goyer requests help with creating a Wild Flower Meadow.
I just found an advice page printed up some time ago.
Its too long to copy on a blog.
If anyone wants this information it is on

14 Aug, 2012

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