The Olympics effect – visiting iconic backdrops of UK cities

The Olympic torch is wending its way across the country as we count down to the 2012 London Olympics. As we pointed out in our last blog, this is more than a "London" affair, with Olympic events happening in sites outside the capital as well as the cultural Olympiad all over the country.

If you've been interested in following the news or watching the day-by-day clips of the journey of the Olympic torch on the internet, it's actually thrilling to see the level of community participation and enthusiasm everywhere the torch goes.

City pics

Hull
Ely
Hereford
Stoke
Worcester
Worcester
Sunderland
Lichfield