I was up at the Olympic viewing gallery in John Lewis in Westfield Stratford on Saturday, which has a view over the Olympic park. I couldn’t get near the window to take any photos, for the number of people there and I didn’t fancy pushing my way through to get a photo through the glass with someone’s reflection in it. But I have taken some photos of the Olympic village recently, from viewpoints that you won’t find in the publicity or tourist material.
This is the main gate to the Olympic site with a derelict building beside it. Will this building still be here come the Olympics? Maybe they’ll just put hoardings round it to hide it. It would be nice to think it could be put to some use instead of sitting there empty. I took this photo from a public street and as I was taking it, a G4S security guard tried to stop me, telling me I couldn’t take photos of the security at the gate. So I post it here.
The swimming centre with the DLR from a pub