Sunday, 13 April 2014

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford

Hubby and I had a grand day out at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park yesterday. First, we swam in the Olympic Pool at the Aquatics Centre, designed by architect Zaha Hadid. The pool of champions.




Then, to the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit. A collaboration between artist Anish Kapoor, designer Cecil Balmond and ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel and mining company. With two observation floors, at 76m and 80m, the ArcelorMittal Orbit provides stunning views over the park and across London. It is the tallest sculpture in the UK at 114m high. Breathtaking.







Amazing views. Eeek, don't look down.



Concave mirror installations designed by Anish Kapoor. Bizarre.




Pre-recorded sounds of London as you walk down the 455 stairs to the ground. Looking up at the giant twisted beast.
 





Back in the park, and past West Ham's future new ground. Cue excited husband.



Finally, onto Westfield for a spot of shopping. :)

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