London 2012: Beach Volleyball At Horseguards Parade

Once Henry VIII’s tiltyard, Horseguards Parade is now the Olympics beach volleyball arena. Quite possibly the best — and most bananas — sporting venue ever. William Kent’s buildings have never looked lovelier. Check out the view from my seat!

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The band of the Welsh Guards serenaded us with everything from Tom Jones to Take That. Gold medal to whoever planned the beach volleyball! It’s really been a triumph of the London 2012 Olympics. Also, the most drunken sporting event I’ve ever attended.

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And here they are again, sand almost between their toes …

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