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Day 190 – Olympic Gold

Tower Bridge with HMS Belfast & the Olympic rings

 

I am a Londoner, born and bred. It is home to me and love it. I miss living in it nearly ever day and yet I am not sure I could ever live there again because where I would want to be is beyond even my wildest financial dreams. I hope the Olympics is a success for London, it has cost my a city criminal amount of money and I suspect the average Londoner will never see any benefit from it. I wonder how many jobs, houses, hospitals and schools could have been created with 9.2 billion pounds!?

Tower Bridge with HMS Belfast & the Olympic rings

“I know there’s life after the Olympics.”~ Eric Shanteau

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  1. This is such an interesting photo! I really like it.
    Thanks for linking up this week 🙂

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    Oh, I hope there is more than a little benefit from it.

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    I’ve always wondered about that. My parents’ city, Houston, competed for the Olympics. They even started building a rail system in hope. When they showed all the changes and additions they would make in just a few years, I never could see how it would be recouped.

    Haven’t been to London in years. I hope to visit again in the not-so-far future.

    🙂
    Traci

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    The Olympics will bring A LOT of $$$$$ and business into London while they last. I imagine people were hired (new jobs) to get the venues built and ready before hand. Others will be hired for crowd/traffic control etc.

    So – – – it isn’t ALL expense with no benefit.

    I hope London enjoys a SPECTACULAR Olympics.

    I remember – – – Chicago WANTED this Olympics and lost out to London.

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    Oh how I wish to go back one day! 🙂 Nice shot!

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    Very exciting and what a cool shot!

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    I’ve had that very thought a few times (it crossed my mind over the recent Queen’s celebration too). I hope TONS of tourist dollars pour in and many jobs are created as a result.
    Happy SIMC, jj

  8. It is always controversial and a tough call. Some cities make it work and pull down a profit, and some don’t – it will be interesting to see how London does. The photo is really gorgeous, that is an amazing emotional image.

    • Judy Loeffler
    • July 8, 2012
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    We will be in the London area when the olympics are on as our cruise ship stops in Southampton. We will avoid London this trip however hubby has never been and I was there 40 years ago and would love to go back.

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    I’m sure London Olympics will be unforgettable!
    Finns are crazy about these kind of events even if we don’t win any medals 🙂

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    That’s a great shot, Molly! A close family friend’s son has been chosen to play at the London Olympics in the men’s doubles – Tennis.

    Yes, massive investment. I think like you too! Hugs!

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    I had the same feeling when the Olympics were in Atlanta, GA. It’s an incredible spectacle. I hope London does benefit from being hosts.

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    London is a unique place. I hope the Olympics are spectacular.

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