Monday, July 30, 2012

London 2012 Olympic American Snapshots

Snapshots of interesting London 2012 Olympic paraphernalia captured by American tourists under 30 yrs old.

This is a filmstar Wenlock. A Wenlock is the mascot of London 2012 Olympics. Before the 2012 Olympics, Wenlock was a place in Shropshire, England or a geological term for rock. 

This type of Wenlock is silver and carries balls in its hands.

This snapshot and the one below are walk upon billboards with Olympic trivia 

If only President Reagan weren't so jingoistically stubborn we would measure metrically.

This floating barge looks better at night when it is lighted and the water doesn't seem as dirty

Structure that mounts Olympic rings to London Bridge. Each time the draw bridge opens the rings are tucked up flush with the mounts.

Traffic jams blocked some of the main routes into the city as the wildly unpopular "Games Lanes" took effect. The 30 miles (48 kilometers) of lanes are to operate from 6 a.m. to midnight throughout the games, and cars or taxi cabs that stray into them face a 130-pound ($200) fine.

The private firm responsible for Olympic security fell short of hired personnel. The military stepped in to help.

Courtesy of Leabank Square Neighbors' Assoc
This is just across the river from my daughter's apartment. The bike path was closed to the public and is being patrolled constantly by the military.

Urinals on the way to Hackney Wick Overground station. I understand they are a European thing.

Opening ceremony fireworks as seen from by daughter's apartment complex. It was also my son's-in-law birthday.

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