Mandeville is the Olympic mascot, and can be found scattered across London.
Regent Street makes for interesting repeating patterns, and even more so when splashed with a bit of colour from unknown flags. I’ve always been curious as to what is inside the buildings, once you leave street level.
I managed to catch the last day of the Olympic torch relay route as it passed through Shepherd’s Bush. The weather was hot, the crowds were out, and there was an overall good buzz – people seemed genuinely excited to see the torch.
Here is bearer 136 being prepped. I believe it was her birthday.
Bearer 135 on the way to handover.
The handover, with TV crew closely watching.And it wouldn’t be complete without some antipodeans wildly cheering from the top of a shop!
Meanwhile, I was awkwardly stood trying to stop people stepping on the bag of onions I just happened to be carrying. Best not to ask.
Sadly not in the Olympic Village, but pretty excited all the same. It even came with some Olympic-styled tube tickets. Better find out about volleyball now.