Monday, July 30, 2012

Around London....

The Olympic rings can be found all over the city...I found them hanging from Tower Bridge (the one you saw David Beckham with the torch, pass under on a speed boat, racing toward the opening ceremony), the Serpentine Bridge in Hyde Park, and at King's Cross - St. Pancras Station.
The two Olympic mascots, Wenlock (with his friendship bracelets!) and Mandeville (representing the Paralympics) can be found all over town. I particularly like the one with the Auburn Tiger painted on the side.
I understand the stuffed versions are not flying off the shelves as Olympic merchandisers had hoped but I did find this book bag that I thought was cute!
One of my favorite sights is this huge ball planted in the concrete in the middle of Sloane Square. It is a giant replica of the Olympic standard shot-put measuring 3m in diameter and thrown down from the Olympic Gods.
I wonder where the JAVELIN landed?

2 comments:

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Great photos, thanks for the walk-about.
I'm not sure about the one-eye'd mascot. What is the symbolism of that?
More pictures!!
(especially if you can find that wild boat driver)

Happy Homemaker UK said...

We have seen the cycling races going through Surrey, which has been very exciting. We head into London next week to see a few ticketed games - cant wait to see London all dressed up in person. Thanks for the tour here!