Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday's Fancies: London Olympics 2012

So I must admit, this week I am cheating with my Friday's Fancies. While I usually only use photographs taken by myself, this week I stole borrowed some images from a friend. Unless you've been living under a rock for the past month, I'm sure you're all aware of the London Olympics commencing tonight at 9pm London time. A dear friend of mine is actually participating in the opening ceremony! Being a participant he also has the privilege of seeing Olympic Park before it opens up to the public. I thought I'd share some of his pictures with you. Can't wait to see what London has in stall for us tonight.  Happy viewing everyone! xx

A sneak peak at the site of Olympic park free from tourists, visitors and sporting enthusiasts.

The ArcelorMittal Orbit is the observation tower near Olympic Stadium. Designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond. If you ask me, even good designers have bad days. 

I love this explosion of colour.  This entire surface is made from rubber. I can see how it would be amusing for the kids to run around on. 

This outdoor stage is so much fun to look at! If an echo were ever to materialise, this is what form it would take. Seriously, can you picture it? 

This piece of mess is pretty much a giant speaker. The Coca-Cola Beatbox is a piece of experimental architecture created to provide music throughout Olympic park.  

*Photo credits David Ha 


Invitation To Inspiration said...

Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos!!!
My favorite is the outdoor stage- such an interesting architectural design...:-))
I really enjoyed this post...:-))

The Dragonfruit said...

Oh wow, these are so awesome! I'm pumped for the Olympics this year :)

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Anonymous said...

Love the photos! Great 'borrow' ;)

E.P.Dallas Design said...

This really makes me long to travel. And I am so excited about the Olympics.

xoxo, Erica

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Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures! And thanks to your friend for taking them, they are great :)


Laura Elizabeth said...

Oh how I'd love to be there at the moment -- these pics are wonderful c:
xo, L
PS: Be sure to check out my latest post ;3

Tara said...

So stoked for the opening ceremony, great photos :)

Heather said...

Great pictures!!!


fabulouspetite said...

Thanks for sharing this awesome pictures. I get excited just by looking at them. Happy Friday....

Collections said...

Great photos. I think this means I'll definitely be watching the olympics this weekend :)

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Dyn said...

Great post! I love it! Nothing from the UK that doesn't amuse me, can't wait for the game! ^^ You have a nice blog, mind to follow each other? :)

PS: I don't post shits... :p

See you soon on my blog!

Alyssa said...

I can't wait for the Olympics, I'm so glad it's finally here. Thanks for the cool photos!

The Glossy Life

Bravoe Runway said...

I am super excited as well! The olympics are my favorite!! I can't wait to see the uniforms tonight! Stella, Giorgio, and Ralph? Can't get any better!

Stefani said...

These pictures are amazing!

Anonymous said...

Dig it. :) I'm there on Monday! I must say the "echo" stage looks amazing. My colleague here worked on the Coca cola beatbox!

Laura said...

Gorgeous photos! I've always wanted to go to London but have never been. I'm so excited about the Olympic games this year, gymnastics is always a favorite. Have a great weekend! :)

Unknown said...

Great photos! Looks like the place to be!!

Bree from
The Urban Umbrella

Julia said...

oh thank you for those lovely words, that means so much to me!
and also thanks for following me and the positive feedback!
your pictures are also very amaying, reminds me of a teenage dream
of course we can staz in touch! xx

Bonnie said...

Great pictures. I really need to travel more. I don't get out much. Lame. Mr. A and I need to change that once I am out of school.
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

Always Maylee said...

So fun, I wish I was there!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Remy said...

Omg beautiful. I'm your new follower, hope you follow me too :)

Anonymous said...

The observation tower really is a tower of confusion. I can't wait to see the opening ceremonies. Have a fab weekend friend!

Quiet Luxury

xix said...

Oh my god...that tower of confusion is AMAZING! I think my favorite part about the Olympics is just seeing the buildings that are built. It's a time when the architects get to be super creative, since the whole point is to make it look eye-catching.
♥ xixia |

Anonymous said...

This is a really great Blog! I love it!

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures!!!^^


Unknown said...

I am going to have to catch up with the Olympic madness and your photos are definitely inspiring me to do so. p.s. I loved the idea of shortbread but had no time to make any so I went out and bought some--definitely a hit with my weekend guest!

xo mary jo

Victoria said...

So exciting! :)

- Victoria

Suzie Q said...

Awesome, thanks for sharing these great photos! Can't wait to see more of the Olympics! Your blog is so cute =)

Suzie Q
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Unknown said...

wow, what a great architechture <3
nice post dear :)

sonia // daring coco said...

Amazing shots, loved the opening ceremony!

Have a great weekend!

celyneglam said...

great blog and style!

do u want follow each other?


Sophie said...

I was up in London the other day... It was buzzing with excitement :) Beautiful pictures:) Sophie x


- ME - Fashion Blog said...

I'm going to London in few weeks...I'm so exited!! hehe!! Love your blog!! It's great! Would you like to follow each other?
xoxo eve

Unknown said...

Amazing blog :))
Greets from Berlin ♥, BronZingEyes

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