2015

TQ3784 : The Olympic Stadium from the air

taken 9 years ago, near to Stratford, Newham, England

The Olympic Stadium from the air
The Olympic Stadium from the air
The Orbit sculpture and viewing platform is also prominent. Viewed from a flight from Prague to Heathrow.
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: Sport, Leisure Suburb, Urban fringe Primary Subject: Stadium
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TQ3784, 1592 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Thomas Nugent   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 31 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 3 August, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 378 841 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.3499N 0:0.8573W
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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