Artworks in and around the Olympic siteJuly 5, 2011 Blogs, Galleries, Photography, Your 2012
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 at some images of those objects that are hidden gems.
The example below for instance is a visually appealing flower pot holder that is right beside the Viewtube and the Olympic stadium.
Stratford itself already has some of its own art already built. If you go to the centre of Stratford you can see the ‘Railway Tree’ designed by Malcolm Robertson in 1996. According to him it is intended to ‘act as a gateway to Stratford and to symbolise its former connection, with industry and railways in particular’.
Another example that sometimes gets overlooked is the Stratford clock tower beside Stratford station. With its twisting winding column like structure Im sure we can all agree it is unique. This extraordinary piece of art was designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects (who also built the adjacent Stratford station) and was completed in 1999.
Anyway if you would like to learn more about the Olympic site than I recommend that you come along to our next Olympic tour called ‘Walk the Olympic Way’ that we will be offering on Wednesday July 27th from 2.30pm – 4pm.
Next week you will be in for a special treat as I have some exclusive aerial shots covering the Olympic site and its surrounding area so come again and prepare to be dazzled.