Being in London for the Games was such a fantastic experience. I've been a part of this world for more than a dozen years, and there are times when, in the drudge of daily work, I forget how powerful it is to be a part of an event that captures the world's attention in such a positive way. Think about it - when the world comes together and focuses on one thing, that thing is usually negative: a terrorist attack, a natural disaster, etc. It is rare that we all come together for something positive and uplifting, but the Games can do it. We suddenly have something we share and we find ourselves inspired by the amazing dedication and spirit of the athletes.
The Park in the Stratford area of London was the heart of the Games. I only got to visit a couple of times, but I was blown away by not just the venues, but by all the people and the warmth and friendliness everywhere you went.
Some photos of the crowd at the Park - a great cross section of people everywhere I went.
Both of the events I went to in the Park were at the Aquatics Center, it was such a cool shape, and, lucky for my feet, very close to the entrance to the park and near the main stadium (and home of the cauldron, which sadly I never got to see!)
A few more photos of the Park venues.
For some reason, photos of crowds makes me want to listen to electronica, so here is a little David Guetta and Sia: Titanium Pin It