Monday, 16 July 2012

London Gets Ready for the Games


Team GB is well supported

Flags fly above Regent Street




Banners fly in Oxford Street

Even in the rain today London was buzzing with the excitement of the Olympic Games. Hyde Park was awash with tents and security waiting to welcome the Game officials  I spoke to some volunteers who had been going to and from Heathrow Airport since 3 am bringing officials into the city.


Hyde Park greets arrivals  




Officials Arriving

The shops are decorated and heaving with tourists.  Everything from Union Jacks to cups displaying cyclists weigh down the side street stalls.  There is a sense of excitement in the city that the Games are finally here.  

 Flags flutter in the wind   



Even the telephone boxes are colourful






Flags near Hyde Park




I also spent an hour in Liberty`s admiring the amazing decor and endless beautiful things throughout the store.

  Liberty Store

I got told off for taking this photo from the fourth floor of Liberty`s. Luckily I had already taken a few snaps.

Taken from ground floor

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