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 […]

Westfield shopping centre opens by Olympic site

By peter strafford on 13 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. Now naturally many of you are aware that the largest shopping mall in Europe is opening today in Stratford. As these exclusive photos show the whole place is extremely busy and it is only its opening day! If you would like to find out more about the Olympic site then […]

'Your 2012': two of our favourite images and a call for more

By peter strafford on 18 Aug 2011

With Your 2012, our free photography exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands now open, we wanted to share two of our favourite images from the 20 on display and ask you to contribute to our flickr group. This photo below was taken from inside the Viewtube of the centrepiece Olympic stadium. Here is another photograph this time of the basketball stadium (which hosted a warm-up match between Australia and China this week)  that has been nicknamed the ‘mattress’ and amazingly can be disassembled and reassembled anywhere in the country in just six months. We are looking to share via flickr some of the hundreds of […]

Installation of 'Your 2012' exhibition

By peter strafford on 21 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 opens at the Museum of London Docklands on 22 July 2011. I thought it would be nice to show you just how the exhibition is constructed so here are a few photographs taken this week as the installation design team are hard at work.   Looking to learn more about the Olympic site? I recommend that you come along if you can to our next Olympic tour called ‘Walk the Olympic Way’ that we […]

YOUR 2012 opens Friday at the Museum of London Docklands

By visitor services on 18 Jul 2011

If you have been following our blog updates throughout the development of our YOUR 2012 display, you will know that a number of visitor hosts from the Museum of London Docklands have been visiting the Olympic site at Stratford, East London since February 2010 capturing in photographs the construction work and its impact on the landscape and community. From Friday, 20 of these images will form a free display at the museum. In planning the display the hosts soon realised that they would not be able to feature all of their images and indeed ongoing work at the site after the selection process for display had […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Olympic stadium grounds

By peter strafford on 27 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. Obviously feverish action is taking place to make sure everything is ready and looking fantastic. Knowing the effort that is needed to make this exhibition take place makes myself even more impressed by the rate of progress at the Olympic site. Already the Aquatic Centre is ready as is the […]

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 […]