A shot from the other night. Just as we crossed the street we saw the sky light up with a light show from somewhere in the Olympic Village. Very pretty.
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The hotel view is remarkably unremarkable. However there's just a little something you gotta see. This is a clear day (on not-clear days, you can barely see the restaurant, and not the tall apartments at all). So this is the view, then click 'continue reading' for the close-up.
I don't put photos of myself up here, but my friend took a few shots that are perfectly suited to my blog. These are taken outside a metro stop on the Village grounds, and no I have no idea what they are for. I saw other ones in blue that had huge electrical cables snaking out of them, so I suppose it's an incomplete installation. Of what, who knows. (more photos after the jump)
Here's a few shots of the rear-end of Olympic Village; the "back lot", if you will. Certainly not glamorous, but an interesting view of some of the behind the scenes action.
First a small portion of the broadcast dish array behind the IBC (International Broadcast Center). This was one of the smoggier days, so you can see the yellow haze blocking the sun. Even though it was only 6 in the evening, there was very little light and no shadows. (more photos after the jump)
My friend Vincent Laforet is shooting for Newsweek here at the Olympics, and wrote a great post titled “Trying to Break out of the Olympic "Bubble"” on Newsweek.com. Check out his new blog for more stories on the Olympics (most link to newsweek) and his gallery to see more of his work. The cracking opening line “I think that I was followed by the secret police in an unmarked car today” ensures a good read!