I don't drink
I went and swam a mile at the London Olympic pool today. To say I was underwhelmed is an understatement in itself. First of all you have to walk through the stinking multiracial sewer of Stratford to get to it and suffer all the kebab and cigarette smells (not what you want before a swim), then the place is very nice but with no wow factor I have experienced in Olympic pools in Cities such as Sydney or even our own 50 year old Crystal Palace. I even had to check the pool was 50 metres in length as it all looks so small and insignificant, and then you have to walk back through the reeking sewer again to get a train home. I also thought that the iron and concrete tower thing next to the pool (I have no idea what it is supposed to represent) was a complete eyesore and will no doubt be consigned to the bin before long. Altogether a disappointment given the anticipation I had beforehand. back to Crystal Palace for me.