Inspiring views from the Paralympics

So farewell then, the London 2012 Paralympics. But there were many moments to savour and inspirational stories.

Here are a few photos from Paula Fentiman‘s day at the Paralympics:

On the right is a shot of the Paralympic emblem, arranged on the grass on the side of the Aquatics Centre at the Stratford site.

Next, we have an image from inside the pool, which saw a great deal of competition (and audience shouting) during both the Olympics and Paralympics.

A scene from the athletics stadium where, through the heat of the cauldron, a tense wheelchair race reaches its climax.

The Olympic site also had many striking, though often temporary, structures. Alongside is the Orbit tower, a permanent tower which is also the tallest art structure in the UK, at 115 m (380 ft) in height.

Another eye-catching sight at the Olympic and Paralympic Games was the extensive flower displays, planted to blossom at the right moment. These were fed by reclaimed water, saving the environment the usual strain of using water from the mains instead.

London 2012 site design didn’t take itself too seriously either, as our last image shows. The colourful carpet proved particularly popular with children as they walked into the sporting action or left it behind at the end of the day.

 Paula Fentiman is the School’s Media Manager, responsible for media relations and the day-to-day running of the press office.

(All images credit: Paula Fentiman/Laurence Foister)




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