All Better Now – more or less
Some encouraging photos from Stephen. Of course the Olympic test events were much smaller than the real thing, but the grass that’s been fenced off in the photo, where the stadium was is actually much greener than the stuff around it and it’s only October.
For a while, those green fences seemed to be here for the whole winter but no, they’re packed up and there’s more room to crunch in the leaves.
That’s not to say it’s completely as it was – Gemma asked about these structures
which look like the ones used for spectators in the summer. Frankly it would seem pretty mad to take them down only to put them up again next year – and would probably create even more damage so I’m pretty cool about them really. IMHO they’re not an eyesore.
Of course it’s in the interests of Olympophiles to make sure it’s all put right quickly after test events.We can only speculate as to how quickly the park will be set right after the world has tramped across it next year – and this is only a dilute dummy-run. Next year will be a much tougher tread and there will be fewer eyes watching to see if it’s all done in a reasonable time. But this seems pretty okay to me.
As a not-quite-non-sequitur, though, and just to prove that the Olympic business is in no way over, I refer you to an excellent post by Darryl at 853 who has a very interesting report on the planning meeting for the Equestrian Centre at Shooters Hill.
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