New infrastructure for the Olympic Site

By peter strafford on 20 Sep 2011

The Your 2012 exhibition is up and running and we are getting some fantastic feedback. If you have not already seen it then come along to the Museum of London Docklands and visit our free exhibition detailing the changes that have been going on around the Olympic site at Stratford. So much has been happening recently that I felt obliged to give you this bumper blog update detailing the big changes. To begin, there is now a large bridge that is going over Stratford High Street so that users of the Greenway do not need to cross the road. Health […]

Space age photos of the Olympic area

By peter strafford on 16 Sep 2011

The Your 2012 exhibition is up and running and we are getting some fantastic feedback. If you have not already seen it then come along to the Museum of London Docklands and visit our free exhibition detailing the changes that have been going on and around the Olympic site at Stratford. What with the opening of the new Westfield shopping site it is now possible to see the key buildings around the Olympic site from new, exciting vantage points. We took a look around the area and have come up with the space age, futuristic images of the site below. If […]

Latest progress on the Orbit tower

By peter strafford on 13 Jul 2011

Time is ticking away before the 20 images that will make up the Your 2012 free photography exhibition go on display dealing with the impact of the construction of the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London. Come along and see it when it starts at the Museum of London Docklands on the 22nd of July 2011 and see some awesome pictures. One of the buildings we will be showing in the exhibition is the Orbit Tower. Below you can see an image showing the next exciting phase of development of its construction with winding structures now being built around the central frame. When it is fully constructed it will be a […]

Stunning aerial vistas of the Olympic site

By peter strafford on 11 Jul 2011

Time is ticking away before the 20 images that will make up the Your 2012 free photography exhibition go on display dealing with the impact of the construction of the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. Come along and see it when it starts at the Museum of London Docklands on the 22nd of July 2011 and see some awesome pictures. Recently I was fortunate enough to gain access to ‘The View’ and take these spectacular photos of the Olympic landscape from an aerial perspective.  In the photo below, to the left of the Olympic site, you can see a view of the construction works where huge amounts of concrete […]

Artworks in and around the Olympic site

By peter strafford on 5 Jul 2011

Time is ticking away before the 20 images that will make up the Your 2012 free photography exhibition go on display dealing with the impact of the construction of the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London. Come along and see it when it starts at the Museum of London Docklands on the 22nd of July 2011 and see some awesome pictures. Naturally many of the photographs have their own intrinsic aesthetic appeal which is only to be expected as so much effort has been put into making sure that all of the buildings look visually stunning. With this in mind I thought that this week it would be good to look […]

Building on up

By peter strafford on 22 Jun 2011

Time is ticking away before the 20 images that will make up the Your 2012 free photography exhibition go on display dealing with the impact of the Olympic Park’s construction upon Stratford, East London. Come along and see it when it starts at the Museum of London Docklands on the 22nd of July 2011. If you want to have a clear idea of the scale of construction going on at the moment then check out these images of cranes at various sites around the Olympic venue. (looking over the Olympic warm up area) (photo taken on the Greenway with the Olympic stadium in the distance)  If you would like […]

The ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower

By peter strafford on 7 Jun 2011

Time is ticking away before the 20 images that will make up the Your 2012 free photography exhibition go on display dealing with the impact of the construction of the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. Come along and see it when it starts at the Museum of London Docklands on the 22nd of July 2011. This exhibition will give you a great visual idea of all the changes taking place to make the site ready for next year. However if you want to have a great view next year then probably the best place to go will be the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower. At 115 metres high it will […]

The history of the Olympic site (part 1 of 3)

By peter strafford on 22 Apr 2011

Time is ticking away before the 20 images that will make up the Your 2012 free exhibition go on display dealing with the impact of the construction of the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. Come along and see it when it starts at the Museum of London Docklands on 22nd July 2011. Anyway as promised here is some information all about the pre 2007 history of the Olympic site before redevelopment had begun. Hackney Wick  Hackney Wick was a highly industrialised area around the canal and the railway with its best known products including Clarico Mints (still available but made elsewhere). Petrol was first given its name […]