By olib

Olympic Park!

After visiting our friend's allotment, we travelled far and wide on the London transport system to see the site of the 2012 Olympics at Stratford in East London (which is not where Shakespeare was born). This is The ArcelorMittal Orbit, a sculpture and viewing platform that towers up in the park - to visit which nowadays you have to book in advance a special guided tour. It looks like a wasteland with "iconic" structures for swimming and running and so on amidst bits of greenery and lots of concourses for hoardes of people to swarm on; now deserted. Rather bleak, I thought. This view of the erection is from John Lewis's cafe, on the same floor as which is a fine viewing platform for the Olympic Park, which sadly was being used for a function, so we couldn't do our viewing bit.

So we went back to our friend's place using even more London transport, including the driverless Docklands Light Railway, which is exhibited in Cathaber's blip for today.

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