These past two weeks have been like no other in the wonderful city we call London. The Olympics are here in London. Luckily I managed to get last minute tickets to two events, the mens Volleyball at Earls Court and the Water Polo in the Olympic Park. I only decided to go to the latter because I had such a buzz from the Volleyball, I just had to have more! In particular, I wanted to go to the Olympic Park. While I’m sure you have been watching it all and don’t need a tour of what happened, I thought it would be nice to offer you bunch a peek at the games from my view. In true LeeWeston style.
Even if this is a design blog, I have an urge to include more ‘life’ posts. Lets face it, as much as I would like to think I live and breath design, its nice to break things up a little bit. Ultimately I would like to hope its a sign of things to come.
So, the Olympics in London. On both occasions transport was a dream, all so well organised and fluid like. Bravo to LOCOG and TFL for that, a big pat on the back. Security was a breeze, Just like airport security, but without the long lines simply down to the fact there were plenty of screens. But most of all, everybody is cheery and happy, volunteers, policeman, spectators, the lot! Not for one minute would you think the world is in the middle of economic stagnation.
Which brings me on to the legacy of the games. If what they say is true, and the games will have a lasting legacy, then I think the Olympics will be one of the best things to hit London in a long, long time. Particularly the design of the venues, most of them being temporary, which in turn will leave vast open spaces for potential residential and mixed use developments. Something very unbelievable a few years back in what was a very deprived part of London.
And to top it all, Team GB have parred their result to the Beijing games in 2008, and we still have a few days left, its on track to be a record breaker!
Well I hope you have enjoyed the games as much as I have? leave a comment below and tell me what you think…..