Just a small sample of the many photographs I took of the Olympic Park this week (1 August 2012).
These photographs concentrate on the park, rather than sport. The park is vast and a huge area is devoted to grass, plants and spectacular drifts of wild flowers and plants from around the world.
I have often travelled through the park on the London Overground but the extent of of the planting doesn’t become obvious until you get in the park itself, as much of the planting covers the banks of the River Lea and its tributaries which have been cleaned up and are no longer tidal with the creation of a new lock.
The full size of the park won’t become obvious until the fences around the Olympic Village are taken down, but it feels similar in size to Hyde Park. Once the park reopens to the public from 2013, it will also join via the new bridge over Eastway with the Lea Valley Regional Park through Leyton, Hackney and Walthamstow Marshes and north to the M25, creating by far the largest joined up green space in London.