Tourist places emptier than usual, buses and tubes where normally you would need to stand with plenty of seats available, a relaxed and jubilant atmosphere. The Olympics were great while they lasted.
However, the sun has now set on them – in London at least. Coincidentally, my week long set of images from the Olympic Park has also come to an end.
As I admitted previously, I was one of the sceptics when London was awarded the games for 2012. I was foolish, and though I have a love affair with the city I felt she was taking on a little more than she could cope with. With so many other interests and things populating her time, I thought the addition of a world event such as this would be the breaking point, that she would finally crack and all of the flaws that she hides so well would suddenly be exposed.
I underestimated her.
She handled it beautifully and did herself proud.
Thank you London.