Sunday, June 17, 2012
Flags on Regent Street
The same part of Regent Street that was recently aflutter with Union Jacks is now flying flags of the world. I assume this is for the Olympics, London's next major civic hurdle, which begin July 27 and run until August 12.
Dave and I don't have tickets to any Olympic events. We talked about trying to get some, but despite our recent cricket outing, we're not really sports people. I never even watch the Olympics on TV. So it seemed silly to try to go.
Besides, the Olympics dates overlap with visits from our New Jersey friend Adam, in early August, and from Dave's parents, who depart London just after the opening ceremonies and then return a few days before closing ceremonies. (They're cruising the Mediterranean in between.) So we'll have plenty to do!
I did get to see the Olympic medals, which are on display at the British Museum. They're huge.