I helped tell the story of the Greatest Show on earth, and will continue into the Legacy post 2012.
This is my View of what's going on. These Views are mine and not of my employer or the ODA/LOCOG.
Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Laying the roof of the Aquatics Centre of the London 2012 Olympic Games, originally uploaded by Andy Wilkes.
Almost 2 years ago I saw the Roof of the Aquatics Centre being installed.
Thursday, 26 January 2012
The National Gallery, which houses the original masterpiece, expressed that Neville Gabie – the Olympic Park’s artist in residence - had imaginatively reinterpreted the famous ‘Bathers at Asnieres’ for a post-industrial age.
The image by Gabie forms part of the Olympic Delivery Authority’s (ODA) Art in the Park programme, and will be exhibited at the View Tube – a community viewpoint and cafe overlooking the Olympic Park near Pudding Mill Lane DLR station from January 28-March 18.
Gabie’s photograph recreates the 1884 pointillist painting’s composition, with the characters inhabiting the image taken from across the Olympic Park, including landscape gardeners, engineers, designers and security staff. The image reflects the range of tasks, diversity and skills of those delivering the venues and infrastructure ahead of this summer.
Image : Neville Gabie
More Info : London 2012
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Pics From : ArcelorMittal Orbit on Twitter: @AMOrbit
Monday, 23 January 2012
World's biggest McDonald's to open... on the OLYMPICS site - OP Site 10th January 2012 135, originally uploaded by Andy Wilkes.
Not the greatest picture, taken as I was driving past, but this is the World's biggest McDonald's, or will be when complete.
Sunday, 22 January 2012
Sunsets & Evenings Over East London & Stratford - January 2012, originally uploaded by Andy Wilkes.
Thursday, 19 January 2012
Illuminating the way from the Olympic Stadium on a cold, dark & wet East London morning.
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Monday, 16 January 2012
'The ODA’s Art in the Park programme has strived to commission original and meaningful works and Monica Bonvincini’s unique installation will capture both the imagination and attention of spectators and visitors passing it.'
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: '2012 will be a summer like no other, with a myriad of fantastic events taking place right across London. This wonderful sculpture is just one example of inspiring new artwork that will form part of a lasting cultural legacy for the benefit of the capital, long after the Games have left town.'
Monica Bonvicini said: 'It's exciting to see the work finally start on site after being awarded the commission in Summer 2010. RUN will blend in perfectly in the landscape, avoiding monumentality through the mirroring of the surroundings. At night the psychedelic light reflections will illuminate it in a vigorous, elegant and witty way, reflecting the great liveliness of London.'
Ruth Mackenzie, Director, Cultural Olympiad & London 2012 Festival, said: 'The ODA have done an amazing job of putting art at the heart of the Olympic Park. RUN will not only be a wonderful piece for visitors to enjoy during the Games, but also leave a lasting legacy for years after. Through the London 2012 Festival we are building on this platform, programming a celebration of arts and culture for the whole of the UK in the summer of 2012.'
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Thursday, 12 January 2012
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If you are wondering where East Marsh, Hackney Marshes has gone... It's all under there... And is now the Northern Spectator Transport Mall, or as it's been newly re-named, Eton Manor Transport Hub.
If you're driving from the north this is probably the way in for you and you'll be climbing these stairs to get your first glimpse of the London 2012 Olympic Park.
Under the Aquatics Bridge, newly re-named Startford Walk.
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Tuesday, 10 January 2012
The BBC use almost the same view, from a Getty Photo to illustrate an article dated 14th Feb 2012
Monday, 9 January 2012
- Riverbank Arena (Formerly Hockey Centre). The venue hosts Hockey events in the Olympic Games along with Paralympic 5-a-side and 7-a-side Football. The new name reflects the venue’s location next to the River Lea in the Olympic Park.
- Copper Box (Formerly Handball Arena). The venue hosts Olympic Handball and the Fencing discipline of the Modern Pentathlon, then by Goalball during the Paralympic Games. The new name reflects the venue’s boxed-shape and distinct copper cladding, helping create a visual reference for spectators travelling to the venue.
- Stratford Walk (Formerly F10 / Aquatics Centre bridge). This huge 250m-long land bridge forms the main ‘Gateway to the Games’ taking spectators from Stratford City across the Aquatics Centre and towards the Olympic Stadium. Stratford Walk is expected to carry two-thirds of people visiting the Olympic Park, and will be joined by three other main spectator entrances - ‘Greenway Walk’ in the south of the Olympic Park; ‘Eton Manor Walk’ in the north; and ‘Victoria Walk’ in the west.
- London Way. The main circulation route for spectators and central ‘spine’ of the Olympic Park, running north-to-south through the middle of the site. It will be the only 'London Way' within London.
- Orbit Circus. Located around The Orbit, the 115m high visitor attraction in the south of the Olympic Park between the Olympic Stadium and Aquatics Centre, this spectator area takes the typically London reference to ‘Circus’ meaning a central area where a number of different spaces converge.
Friday, 6 January 2012
Set in the North of the Olympic Park
ArcelorMittal Orbit, Olympic Stadium & Greenway Bridge, originally uploaded by cocabeenslinky.
Wednesday, 4 January 2012
The red structures are moving membranes, rubber-like, birthday balloon-like - they seem to breathe for the building. And according to the architects - they act as natural ventilation and allow light into the building. Nice for the shooters and archers, and spectators.
A side-on view of the latest London Olympic venue to near completion. PVC membrane encloses the shooting and paralympic archery venue and the rubber membranes provide natural light and ventilation.
All Pics : ChristinaGrieve's photostream on Flickr
Tuesday, 3 January 2012
Monday, 2 January 2012
Construction of the London 2012 Olympic Site, a group on Flickr.
3,777 pictures from inside and around the London 2012 Olympic Park Site from 2008-2012