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06/08/2018

A travel diary: Olympic Park, Stratford






Hello all and greetings from the vibrant East London! :) For logistical reasons, I decided to stay in Stratford (a town and parish in London, in the borough of Newham). The weather was sunny and warm at the end of July... and still is. With the temperatures around and above 30C, I really appreciated the well-working air conditioning of my hotel room. 

The meadows and fields of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park must look gorgeous in spring and early summer. As you may know, the sunny and dry weather has turned many of the UK's outdoor spaces from lush green to a dry, yellow-brown. Nevertheless, schedules permitting, I happily trotted around, snapping photos (with a compact camera) of flowers and other interesting things.

This is a photo diary. Ten photos in each post and few words. :) Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below.






Hei, blogiystävät, ja terveisiä aurinkoisesta ja kuumasta Lontoosta! :) Reilun viikon mittainen matka oli aivan liian lyhyt... mutta paljon kuvia ehdin räpsiä. Lontoon olympiapuisto on vuoden 2012 kesäolympialaisia varten rakennettu alue Stratfordissa, joka avattiin kokonaisuudessaan yleisölle 2014. Kastelemattomat nurmet eivät tämän kesän helteessä viheriöineet, mutta kukkaistutuksissa loistivat varsinkin paahdetta sietävät lajit.

Matkapostauksissa tulee olemaan pääasiassa kuvia ja vain vähän tekstiä. Kysymyksiä saa esittää erittäin mielellään. :)



































24 comments:

  1. Fantastisia päivänhattuja. Rakastan niitä 💗Ja myös rakastan Lontoota; lisää kuvia kiitos 😎
    Ensimmäinen kuvasi on satumaisen kaunis. Ihana väri 💜

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  2. The wildflowers look quite spectacular, Sara, much better than I would have expected given the hot, dry weather most of Europe has been experiencing. My daughter just returned from a vacation in Portugal where the temperature one day was 47 degrees. Is this an augury of the future?

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    1. I'm afraid it is, David.
      Thank you for your comment.

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  3. Beautiful photos as usual, Sara. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  4. Ihanat kuvat! Ja todella hienosti suunnitellut istutukset, jos tosiaan pärjäävät näin hyvin ilman kastelua. Mukavaa matkan jatkoa! :)

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  5. Beautiful photos Sara, sure you have had a nice time in London. Wait for continuation...

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  6. Glad you enjoyed your stay!
    Welcome back to the blog.
    Baci.

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  7. Ihanat kukat ja kuvat! Lontoo on hieno kaupunki.

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  8. You have had a great time in London,your pictures are beautiful!Hugs!

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  9. Beautiful flowers in spite of the hot weather. Blues look so cool. The photo of the pole in the water is lovely and moody, like a Monet painting.

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    1. Thank you, Lorrie!
      You can see a part of the London Aquatics Centre reflected in the water.

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  10. This is a pretty travelogue indeed!!

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  11. Simply beautiful, my friend! Your pictures certainly share a story of beauty. Hugs!

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  12. Oi miten ihanaa että postaat kuvia Lontoosta. Kirjakuvasta tuli elävästi mieleen yksi kirja/lehti/paperikauppa johon rakastuin Lontoossa asuessani. Siitä on jo kauan mutta hassua miten selvänä se putkkahti mieleen 📚❤️Lisää kuvia odotellessa, oikein mukavaa tätä viikkoa!

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    1. Kiitos, Rita!
      Kuvan Foyles-kirjakauppa oli ihanan rauhallinen keidas ostoskeskuksen (Westfield Stratford City) hälyn keskellä. :)
      Mukavaa keskiviikkoa!

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  13. I used to live very close to there in my student days - the whole area is unrecognisable from those days.

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    1. It surely has changed, John, and there are many more major projects going on there.
      Thank you for your comment!

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  14. You have obviously fallen in love with London, Sara.

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  15. vau mikä määrä kukkia!

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  16. Even with your compact camera Sarah, you manage to snap sensational images of the flora you so love.

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  17. Gracias por tu paso por el blog y dejar tu amable comentario.

    Besos

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  18. What great plants and fabulous masses of color! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. A lovely collection of photographs, so nice to see all the flowers.

    All the best Jan

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