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UK - London 2012 - Olympic Park - Aquatics Centre 01

I'm not particularly happy with any of the shots I took of the Zaha Hadid designed Aquatics centre, from every angle I tried 'stuff' (a technical term.....) kept getting in the way, not the least of which were the oversized temporary wings holding the majority of the seating.

 

More Olympic shots here : www.flickr.com/photos/darrellg/sets/72157630157947516

 

From Wikipedia : "The complex has a 50m competition pool, a 25m competition diving pool and a 50m warm-up pool. The 50m pool is 3 metres deep, like the one in the Beijing National Aquatics Center, in order to be fast. Its floor can be moved to reduce the depth. There are also moveable booms that allow its size to be changed. The diving pool has platform boards at heights of 3m, 5m, 7.5m and 10m and three 3m springboards. For the television coverage of the Olympics, the pools are also equipped with innovative cameras in order to present the action from multiple angles.

 

Because the centre was designed before the Olympic bid was completed, the spectator wings were not part of the original design. They were later added to fit the estimated audience."

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Taken on August 30, 2012