Friday, August 3, 2012

My Recent Activities In London #1: Waterloo/Southbank

Since I haven't blogged for a while, I'm going to be blogging to inform you followers out there about what I've been doing around London for the first Olympic week. First up is the Southbank. There's been quite a bit of interactive stuff around there, in particular the Waterloo area, my personal favourite being this build-a-Lego-map activity. Each participant is given a square of Lego to build on and a sheet showing which colours to put where, and everyone's square is eventually incorporated into an enormous Lego world map.
Me placing my Congo located square down

The as-of-today incomplete map

The annual Watch This Space dance, music and circus festival at the National Theatre is smaller than normal this year due to the Olympics, but I still managed to see Spanish comedy/acrobatics group Los2Play perform yesterday. Here they are in one of their bigger balances.

Here's the latest sculpture outside the Hayward Gallery, which I think is better than that fox thing last year. A baobab tree made from rolls of fabric, how original does it get?

 A South African mascot parades around near Waterloo Bridge, giving random people hugs as he goes.

That's all for the Southbank, but tomorrow I plan to go check out Brazil's London 2012 base at Somerset House(also home to a lot of Rio 2016 souvenir shops)...


  1. i want a hug from that elephant!

  2. Is it an elephant? I thought he was a rhino because he had 1 small horn and 1 big horn… I don't know either way I can see why u wanted to hug him!!!