Thanks to my good buddy Kevin, yesterday morning I got the chance to be part of the Olympics atmosphere for the first time ever - and it didn't disappoint!
It was the most surreal and exciting experience; we went to watch Beach Volleyball, held in a giant purple and gold stadium, in the middle of Horse Guards Parade (normally used for annual ceremonies like Trooping the Colour).
Surrounded by the Houses of Parliament, the BT tower and the London Eye amongst various key landmarks, it felt like the best venue (outside of the Olympic Park!). The crowd was absolutely buzzing - hilarious commentator, mexican waves, Benny Hill, dancers, rakers and sun shinning brightly above it all. An unforgettable experience and left me thinking "am I in London or Club Tropicana?"
Here are my snapshots of the event and my Team GB "going for gold" gear for the day; happy 2012 London Olympics everyone!
|Team GB "going for gold" spirit: |
(from left) Aztec-style gold ring (Aldo), Evil Eye Hamsa Hand gold ring
& Abey double gold ring with chain ( both Regal Rose)
|Horse Guards Parade transformed for Olympics Beach Volleyball|
|Ladies' Beach Volleyball: Germany vs. Germany (Germany were a clear favourite to win...!)|
|Men's Beach Volleyball: Poland vs. Switzerland|
|Beach Volleyball Dancers|