Sunday, August 12, 2012

 I got to go to the Olympics! Yeh! This a pictorial guide to my day at the Gymnastics Finals in what used to be called The Dome!
The excitement started at the station...people were really getting in the mood! There were flags of every colour all over the place.

Then we were there. The arena is under the white dome ( to your left of this image) with the yellow looking ladders coming out of it. And that is the back of my gorgeous husband who managed to get us two tickets.Mind you, no going out for a while until we have paid for them!!

This is was one of the images along the wall into the Dome......all the posters were of great people in the British Music Industry.

They have erected a walkway over the top and down the otherside.....what a walk! Must do it when my foot is better.

We found a pub to eat in and watched the amazing road race on large screens. So much excitment and l haven't even started to see the gymnastics yet!
I must admit, having this beast above me did put me off my beefburger...just a little bit!!!!
So many people, so many nationalities,so many colours and so much happiness...all in one place! I am loving the Olympics!

How weird is this? A zebra crossing in the middle of a walkway,going the wrong way across the road! It was just a small strip, wonder what they used it for?

Starting to queue to have our bags etc checked and then we are in!

Then it was time to go to our seats......up we go!
                                                               And then we were!
They put a small show/demonstration on before the main event started...beautiful!
                                            THEN IT BEGAN!

 I have always watched gymnastics and loved it but my goodness l have never seen it like this before. I was just bowled over by what l saw. The Men's High Bar was won by a Dutchman, Epke Zonderland with an incredible rountine, which you can see on the internet.  The following images are some of the performances.

                                             This is the section just for the commentators!!!!
Above the area were screens that showed the performers,plus gave us all the details we needed such as,names,country and points scored.

                       Go America!

In the seat below us was a mother and her young daughter of about 3ish.She was really good but towards the end she needed distractions,that is where her mum's hair came into play!Ha!

Then came the woman's floor exercises.We also saw the men's parallel bars and the women's beam.                                  
Flag waving of many different a German flag and an Israeli flag together!

Then it was all over...sigh! But there was still alot to see on the way out and back home.

Even the pigeons were having fun on the roof leading down to the tube station.
What an amazing way to spend a day! I am quite out of words to describe what l saw!!!!!!WOW!


sharon young said...

Lucky you, wish I'd gone now, but I'm not an athletic person.
I have watched quite a lot of events and got caught up in the excitement. Lovely to see your day from starts to finish

Fenland Textile Studio said...

Wow. Sounds like you had a fantastic time and had great views. We went down to watch the marathon yesterday and the atmosphere was fantastic.

Carole said...

WOWZER what a day you had! Lucky you!

Carla Trujillo said...

Very cool! How awesome was that!!!