Guest post: Olympic experience: steel, flowers and smiles

Olympic experience: steel, flowers and smilesby Mrs M

Something strange descended on London at the start of August. The normally reserved city dwellers, scurrying to and from their daily business, morphed into chatty smiley neighbours. It was not unpleasant... far from it! However, it was intriguing, like a mass invasion of bodysnatchers.

{The Velodrome (aka Pringle) was beset by people, like ants congregating on an ant hill.}

{The Orbit}

But what if ‘aliens’, whether from outer space or the depths of a rainforest, had landed on this island? What would they have made of an eastern corner of this river city with its incongruous steal structures?

They might have looked forbidding, menacing even, were it not for the delightful meadow flowers, armies of jolly marshalls uniformed in purple and orange, and the cheerful revellers sporting every colour of the rainbow...

Photographer: Mrs M from The Double Life of Mrs M Camera: Diana F+ Film: Lomography Redscale 100, Color Negative 400 and X-Pro 200 Location: Olympic Park (Stratford, East London)