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:

this was my London 2012.

London 2012 ©www.alexloves.com

It started with the flame…
London 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.com

Hanging with fellow Belgian-in-London-blogger Camille of When Charlotte Met Maia in the beautiful Belgian House in Inner Temple
London 2012 ©www.alexloves.com

David Cerny’s London Bus installation in front of Czech House in Angel
London 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.com

The incredible view of London from the brand new Sushisamba on the 39th floor of the Heron Tower

My first event: Equestrian Eventing Show Jumping in Greenwich Park
London 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.com

Olympic event with a view…
London 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.com

A proud mum aka Princess Anne watches her daughter Zara Phillips take Team GB to a silver medal, along with Camilla, Kate, William, Harry, Beatrice and Eugenie.
London 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.com

Even a bit of rain couldn’t spoil the fun. The cape I got from Stella McCartney helped…
London 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.com

A kiss for Zara from a proud mum
London 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.com
The great sights from the boat from Greenwich to Westminster:
London 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.com
Beach volleyball at the beautiful Horse Guards Parade venue
London 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.com

This guy has his dream job…
London 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.com

Beach Volley was one huge party… although Mama Loves didn’t think so and took a nap instead:
London 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.com

Spot the Dutch…
London 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.comLondon 2012 ©www.alexloves.com

Related Posts with Thumbnails