London 2012. It is as close as I could get to any of the Olympic Games till now. The journey has just started and what a great start it has been! The dream of capturing photographs of the finest examples of excellence, inspiration and achievement aka ‘true champions’ will take some more time as the wait to enter the Games as an official photographer gets longer. Hopefully, it will take four more years to achieve that.
So, what you will see here are images of London, the Games as we see it from outside the Stratford Olympic stadium. I will try to get images from the stadium inside… but no promises.
London looks beautiful, especially now, as the world’s biggest spectacle unfolds on this part of the planet. Across the city you will see visuals, messages and props celebrating the Games.
Don’t be disappointed if you were not at the Stratford Stadium during the Olympic Games opening ceremony. I thought it was average; Beijing was definitely better.
I hope to come back with more. Till then enjoy what is already a part of this album and share your feedback and views. If you have any recommendations on where should I visit, do let me know.
London eye through my eyes.
The fireworks on London Bridge as the Olympic Games were declared open.
The London Bridge all decked up.
The Palace of Westminster has perhaps never looked so grand amid the lights and Olympic rings projected on its walls.
The splendour of Palace of Westminster as the images of the last Olympic Games organised in London are projected on the Parliament building at night.
A view of the Thames from the Bridge.
The lights and colours on the Thames at night.
The Olympic Rings in the middle of the Thames River.
The ArcelorMittal Orbit is a 115-metre-high observation tower in the Olympic Park at Stratford, London. The steel sculpture is Britain’s largest piece of public art and is intended to be a permanent, lasting legacy of London’s hosting of the 2012 Summer Olympics. Sited between the Olympic Stadium and the Aquatics Centre, it allows visitors to view the whole Olympic Park from two observation platforms.
The Carnival at the Potter’s Field. The Tower Bridge (built in 1886–1894) is a combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, England, over the River Thames. It is close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name.
One of the props for the Olympic Games — the traditional taxis.
The local authorities are managing the traffic very efficiently. No discomfort at all. Everyone government arm seems to be so much in sync with the other.
The flags flutter high as the Games are well into their last lap.