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... and several of the sporting venues including the Olympic Stadium, the London Aquatics Centre, the Velodrome. All overlooked by the ArcelorMittal Orbit an observation tower and Britain's largest piece of public art.
Originally called Olympic Park, during the Games, it was renamed afterward to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Most of the park reopened by July 2014, under the management of the London Legacy ...
... had to check in with their group leader and then they were off to a variety of destinations. Some went to Camden, others to the London Eye or Piccadilly Circus. Allison and I took the tube to Leicester Square and ducked into the Dog & Duck for lunch. Apparently when Madonna was married to Guy Ritchie, she liked to go there. We then headed further into SoHo to Oxford St to do a bit of shopping. I didn't end up buying much, but it was fun to browse and have some ...
... bright palm fronds. For a few seconds you felt far away from the city, until you hear LRT cars rumble overhead and see tugboats shuttle through the river, transporting you back to where you actually are: the epicenter of chaotic Manila.
Along the riverside walk, one can see the banks of Quiapo and the Pasig River Ferry cruise through floating water hyacinths and squawking seabirds. Also worth a look I think, and an opportunity to see the ...
... or sing in the choir, so although the college was small, there were a lot of performers.
Along the way we got good views of the Gherkin and the Shard, truly odd buildings when mixed in with the ancient history and the Victorian and Edwardian buildings left after the Blitz of 1941.
We also passed the replica of the Golden Hinde, the ship in which Sir Frances Drake was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe, from 1577 to 1580. He ...
... Hopefully in a few days I will get photos of the tube to share the experience.
Just around the corner from King's Cross Station (as in the King's Cross Station of Harry Potter fame) is the British Library. A large modern building fronted by a lowered courtyard with a few sculptures, seating and a little coffee stand all sheltering the Library from the noise and bustle of Euston Road. Once inside I had to purchase a new Reader's Pass as ...