The Olympic Walk
As most people probably know, London will be the host of the 2012 Olympic Games. Most of the events will take place in facilities that currently don’t exist but will be built in the Burough of Newham, more explicity Stratford, Hackney and the area along river Lea.
If you access the London 2012 official website wou’ll be able to find a page dedicated to the so called “Olympic Walk” which encourages you to visit this area before it is going to be transformed. Maps are provided on the website.
No matter what you expect to see there, you’ll probably be suprised by what you’ll find. The landscape is extremely dirty and strange, however it has a particular unique beauty that is going to dissappear once the Olympic facilities start being built.
If you decide to go, I wouldn’t advise you to go alone. Also make sure that you leave by the time it gets dark.
These photos are part of a project that I have undertaken in the past 2 weeks.