Olympic London Explorer Tour

 

18th October 2011

 

A coach load of 49 members and guests enjoyed a glorious clear sunny day for viewing the Olympic Park and Stadium and had an excellent roast beef lunch.  In the afternoon we crossed the Thames on the Woolwich Ferry providing spectacular views upstream towards the Thames Barrier and visited the Woolwich Arsenal.  After tea we headed home into a colourful sunset.

 

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Just after arriving at the Olympic 'building site' our guide, Sarah (arrowed) from City & Village Tours,

explains where we shall be walking.

 

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Building of the Olympic Stadium is complete, but construction of the access loop road is still in progress.

 

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Our Group viewing the Stadium while the guide (centre hidden) points out various details.

 

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Plan of the Olympic Park showing our viewing point.

 

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Masses of flowers were growing at the viewing point.

 

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After lunch we drove to Woolwich Arsenal.  

The flanged tube outside the FIREPOWER Museum is a single section of the Iraqi 'Super Gun' (1990-91). 

 

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Big guns on display included the Gibraltar Gun (right) which is 38 feet long, weighing 40 tonnes

and firing a 9.2 inch calibre shell with a range of 16 miles.

 

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This tank was another well preserved Firepower exhibit.

 

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Display board giving some of the history of the Royal Arsenal.

 

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London panorama from the Woolwich Ferry at sunset.

 

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Sunlight glinting on the Thames Barrier piers against a backdrop of Canary Wharf and the O2 Dome.

 

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The Woolwich Ferry at its landing stage on the North side of the Thames.

 

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