Monday 20 August 2012

London 2012 - 5 The Stadium

Our tickets were for the 18.00 athletics session. Walking into the stadium was an awe inspiring experience. We approached up a flight of shaded external stairs, heading for an opening through which we could see mainly sky.  Stepping out into the bright light of the huge stadium was breathtaking!

Our seats were in the 67th and 68th rows of the second tier of seats but the banking was so steep that the view was superb, with the whole field of play spread out below us.

The huge Olympic flame burned brightly below the giant screen.

 Triangular stands of spotlights stood proud of the stadium roof, with hanging banks of speakers to relay the introductions of the athletes.

Shining as the sky turned dark.


  1. Oh, I'm envious now! It must have been so exciting in there. I hadn't realised there were so many wires and cables.

  2. That must have certainly been a wonderful experience ! I was in London just a day before the opening of the games and also on August 6. I had never felt such a special atmospere in London. Evrybody was cheerful and enjoyed ! From the games I have only seen some atlethes who were in my Eurostar !

  3. What an experience. It was good enough watching from afar by TV but it really must have been an unforgettable experience to be there.

  4. These are magnificent. Such close-up shots of things were catching glimpses of on television is truly a gift. Thank you.