Andrea and I were very fortunate to get Olympic tickets for the women’s gymnastics all round final, at the North Greenwich Arena (AKA The O2/The Millennium Dome). Gymnastics has been a long term passion for Andrea, and I’ve been learning a lot about it over the last couple of years!
We were very impressed with the organisation as we neared the Dome, the volunteers have done an amazing job of making everyone feel welcome. A tangible sense of excitement filled the air as we entered the venue – in fact most of London feels pretty electric at the moment as people travel around to the many Olympic sites.
We were treated to some spectacular performances by the gymnasts, and the relative newcomer Gabby Douglas really deserved her gold medal.
On the way back we stopped off at the bank of the Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament, to watch a spectacular slideshow using the parliament buildings as their canvas. It’s well worth a visit; the show is on every evening of the Olympics and Paralympics if you can get there.
Here are a few shots from the day. Definitely one we won’t forget in a hurry.