Wednesday, 12 September 2012

London Paralympics 2012

Last Friday I spent my evening watching the Paralympic Athletics and what an evening it was.  i warn you now, this is a very photo heavy post.

Although I had been up to Stratford during the Olympics, this was the first time I was actually setting foot inside the Olympic park.

There were people everywhere carrying flags from all over the world.  It was amazing to see so many people from different walks of life together in one place.

The atmospehere was amazing, and everyone was so friendly and polite.It made me feel so proud to be British.

We were so lucky with the weather.  The sun shone all evening.

It meant we were able to have an enjoyable stroll around the park, which was great.

It was so nice to see the crowds coming together to support the athletes giving them the recognition they deserve.

Me with my Mum and Dad

It was an excuse to get the union jacks back out and of course some little face tattoos were a must have accessory.

It felt amazing to be inside the stadium after seeing it so many times on the TV, and the view was incredible, especially considering we were quite near the back.

We were the opposite side of the stadium to the flame but I just had to zoom in to get a shot of it.  i love how it was put together, so clever.

The colour of the sky as the sun went down couldn't be caught on camera but it was beautiful.

There wasn't an empty seat in the house.  The stadium was packed out and the Mexican waves were immense.

World records were broken.

And as darkness fell the races continued.

After all of that, it was time to go home.

But it was great seeing the park all lit up at night.

It was an amazing evening, and one I will remember for a very long time.

Love Gem x x x


  1. Fantastic post and wonderful photos. What a once in a lifetime opportunity, so glad you were able to make the most of it!

    We were lucky enough to go to one of the Olympic Football matches - it was fabulous!


  2. Really great post! You can just feel the atmosphere from your photos. Now it's all over no one knows what to watch on tv anymore heehee!

    How's your floristry course coming along?


  3. What an evening! The Olympic spirit is alive again in London! I really wish we had taken the time to go to Stratford when we were in London this summer. What an amazing place!

  4. Glad you had such a good time! I know the atmosphere is one I will never forget, so glad we all got a chance to be part of it!