London is a phenomenal place at the moment.
There is a whole new community of people that have moved in and overlaid themselves across the city. Go anywhere and you will see Olympic folk. Security, Press, Organizers, Corporate bodies, Flag draped fans, Games makers, Ambassadors, people to make sure you get to where you need to be, people to stop you going where they don't want you to go.
And all with their Olympic pass around their necks.
As I walked across Russell Square last night a flotilla of buses pulled up, and emptied the world's press onto the street. Photographers, Journalists, Cameramen, Sound, spilled out and dispersed in all directions, some to Hotels, some to the tube station, some to waiting mini buses. All with determination and purpose. Images captured, moments recorded, stories decided.
And London just expands, and accepts, and carries on alongside it all.
In a way I wish they could all stay forever.
Before the race starts -
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