All posts tagged: Olympics

pic of the week

Weekly photo blog

pause it is really impossible NOT to talk about the olympics here at some point… they officially closed last sunday night, with another glitzy extravaganza that was bright enough to get caught on the tower blocks around my home. my favourite moment of that evening was the ugandan gold medal – their first olympic medal in 40 years!… i was really very curious what would happen in the immediate aftermath of the olympics. i mean: […]

pic of the week

Weekly photo blog

truce or truth This week I spent a lot of time discussing the “Olympic Missiles” with people: the security plans of the UK government for the Olympic Games that’ll be officially opened in less than 6 weeks. The plans are scary, to say the least, and I’m only relieved that I’m not the only one who’s concerned about the militarisation of our city and the Olympic Games, who come from the ancient tradition of the […]

pic of the week

Uncategorized / Weekly photo blog

surreal i can’t quite decide which of the things that hit me this past week i find most surreal: the picture that was painted of London at a public meeting in bow about the olympic missiles, which was one of a security obsessed Government (spending more money on the olympic security operation than it’s predecessor China!) that’s driven by politics of fear and promotes ┬áthe militarisation of our city in the name of “security”. or […]

pic of the week

Weekly photo blog

aliens New Year’s Day took me to the Olympic site which is a 10 mins walk from home – I’m amazed how the stadium in this picture looks like a spaceship that’s just landed on a field. And I’m amazed that this is increasingly how the Olympics feel to me the closer we’re getting to them. I didn’t manage to get any tickets for them; our company didn’t manage to secure any of the Olympic-related […]