The event tonight was the ladies tournament between Great Briatin, The USA, Hungary and Australia. before the start of the game my Dad became a bit emotional, I asked him what was wrong and he answered one word 'Memories'
We got there early to go through the 'airport style security' and it is airport style, coats off, pockets emptied and everything through an x-ray machine, while we go through a metal detector. A joke from my Dad as he put his walking stick in the tray to the security officer 'Thats my gun really' very nearly got him pulled aside. It wasn't funny and I indicated to the guard that he was joking, but just for a second there I really thought he was going to call the police over. My dad and his humour could well have scuppered our evening. The security officer could see he is old so thankfully took it as a joke but not before a stern look and a bit of a telling off. Naughty Daddy!!
The park isn't quite finished but we walked around and I got the opportunity to see Orbit
Below are some photo's
The Aquatic Centre. I love the shape of this
Dad in front of the water polo arena which will be removed after the Olympics
The new planting. On the left you can see part of the Bow back rivers which surround the site and have really benefitted from a massive clean up. These are going to be a wonderful display of Alliums in a few weeks
Inside the water polo arena this one is for Jaq in case she is home sick. The US ladies Team
GBR Ladies Team
Amazing seeing as most of this land was badly contaminated and will be a legacy left after the Olympics
I am glad I have been into the park as I wasn't able to get tickets for the actual Olympics and although I am not looking forward to the disruption, I am looking forward to being able to stroll down there once they are finished with a nice picnic with the kids and maybe take a water taxi along the canal.