2013

TQ3784 : River Lea, Olympic Park

taken 11 years ago, near to Stratford, Newham, England

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River Lea, Olympic Park
River Lea, Olympic Park
Looking South towards the Olympic Stadium and the Orbit Tower, the area is currently being re-developed and will re-open in 2014
River Lea

The River Lea (or Lee) originates at Marsh Farm Leagrave, Luton in the Chiltern Hills and flows generally southeast, east, and then south to London where it meets the River Thames. The river is 42 miles long.
Wikipedia: LinkExternal link

Olympic Park, London

This is a sporting complex is being used for the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics, situated to the east of the city adjacent to the Stratford City development. It contains the athletes' Olympic Village and several of the sporting venues including the Olympic Stadium and Aquatics Centre. The park is overlooked by ArcelorMittal Orbit, an observation tower and Britain's largest piece of public art. After the Olympics, the park will be known as Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.
See LinkExternal link for more details on the various parts of the park.

The ArcelorMittal Orbit

The ArcelorMittal Orbit is a 115-metre-high (377 ft) observation tower in the Olympic Park in Stratford, London. The steel sculpture is Britain's largest piece of public art,[3] and is intended to be a permanent, lasting legacy of London's hosting of the 2012 Summer Olympics, assisting in the post-Olympics regeneration of the Stratford area. Sited between the Olympic Stadium and the Aquatics Centre, it allows visitors to view the whole Olympic Park from two observation platforms.
See LinkExternal link for more details on the tower/sculpture

Orbit was designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond


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Geographical Context: Rivers, Streams, Drainage Park and Public Gardens Place: Olympic Park Stratford River: Lea other tags: Parkland Olympic Stadium Tower Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Looking [709] · Olympic Park [641] · River Lea [381] · Olympic Stadium [261] Title Clusters: · River Lea, Olympic Park [2] ·
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TQ3784, 1592 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Paul Gillett   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 7 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 8 September, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 37648 84692 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.6606N 0:0.9839W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 37607 84852
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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