TQ3784 : London Stadium and AcelorMittal Orbit

taken 1 year ago, near to Stratford, Newham, Great Britain

London Stadium and AcelorMittal Orbit
London Stadium and AcelorMittal Orbit
The London Stadium was built to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is now home to West Ham United football club. To the left of the image is the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

The waterway in the foreground and heading off to the right forms part of the River Lea. It also marks the boundary between the London boroughs of Newham and Tower Hamlets. The waterway heading away under the bridge to the left is the City Mill River.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
The park was built as part of the venue for the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, and was further developed over a number of years after the games.

Three significant buildings used during the games can be found in the park, including the Olympic stadium, Aquatics Centre, and Velodrome, as well as The ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture.

The River Lea also runs through the site.

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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.
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Orbit was designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond
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.
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Date Taken
Monday, 28 May, 2018   (more nearby)
Saturday, 2 June, 2018
Geographical Context
Boundary, Barrier  Sport, Leisure  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Park and Public Gardens 
Place (from Tags)
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park  East London  London Olympic Park 
River (from Tags)
River Lea  River Lea/Lee  City Mill River 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3764 8434 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.4710N 0:0.9991W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3764 8438
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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