Snapped: London 2012 (It’s kind of a big deal)

Events, My photography, Public spaces

Olympic rings over Tower Bridge

This weekend, a bunch of people are coming to London to play some games, so everyone is really excited. There’s no prizes for guessing that I’m not a huge sports fan, but despite my best efforts (and despite the hideousness that they are inflicting upon every single journey I make) I’m actually quite looking forward to the Olympics too. Of course I’m aware of the numerous political clusterfucks, and how shit it’s probably made life for residents of East London,  but it’s happening regardless so I’m just going to treat it like a big sporty party on my doorstep. Albeit an extremely heavily policed one, and one that’s full of Americans. Not that I begrudge our friends from across the pond, though. The other day I listened to three of them debating whether Canada Water tube station had any kind of link with the country Canada for almost ten minutes. Priceless.

I live in South East London, and as such have had the misfortune of having to go to the Olympic park to queue for 2 hours for some tickets that weren’t even mine. As resident ‘girl with a decent camera’, I’ve also been roped in to follow around the torch relay for this TOTES BRILL Olympics blog, which is in no way to do with anyone I know, honest. But on the bright side, I got a few nice pictures, which I have displayed below for your viewing pleasure. 

At the Westfield shopping centre, Stratford

Sportified tower block by the Olympic Park

Sprinter Marlon Devonish after carrying the Olympic torch at Crystal Palace athletics stadium

Another from Westfield Stratford

Crowds cheer on Devonish at Crystal Palace

Crowds await the torch in South London

Just outside the Olympic Park

The torch being carried out of Crystal Palace park by a local do-gooder

Close up of the Sir Chris Hoy flats (complete with rooftop TV studio)

Another from Westfield

If you’re floored by my photographic prowess then feel free to copy and paste, but be a peach and link back to this blog. Thanks. 


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