The Olympics are over. *sob* It was a long, 7 year wait, a long, slow build-up of anticipation and then – BOOM! – it was over in the blink of an eye. I honestly had the best 2 weeks ever -I was lucky enough to get tickets to several events, cheered like a madwoman in front of my TV, proudly waved my Belgian flag even when no Belgians were competing, bonded with people from all over the world in the great national houses, sobbed more than a few times and just fell in love with beautiful London all over again.
From the always-friendly-foam-hand-waving volunteers, the incredibly smooth organisation – what traffic? traveling has never been so easy – the great sportsmanship and the cheerfulness and friendliness of all the spectators and everyone involved, I loved how London managed to get it together in the end. For most of us, the Olympics in your city is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I’m so happy I got to be part of it. I may be Belgian, but right now I am most of all a very proud Londoner. So, coming to you in 2 parts because I simply couldn’t choose from the gazillions of pictures I took:
My first event: Equestrian Eventing Show Jumping in Greenwich Park
The great sights from the boat from Greenwich to Westminster:
Beach volleyball at the beautiful Horse Guards Parade venue