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  •   the_london_landscaper @on_the_cut - Yes, that's the Southern Hemisphere garden, one of four 'world gardens' along that stretch of canal. I worked on the construction of it in 2011 and maintained it through to winter 2012. It's now maintained by 'the landscape group'. 4w
  •   on_the_cut @the_london_landscaper Thanks so much for the info. It's great to know the story behind the landscaping at the Olympic park. It's really beautiful. Thank you for your efforts. 4w
  •   the_london_landscaper @on_the_cut thanks for taking your time to enjoy it and take it all in! 4w
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on_the_cut It's been awhile since I've posted anything canal or boat-related, so I thought I would share this photo of this boat that was moored at the Olympic Park during the 2012 Olympics. I don't know anything about boat, but I'm guessing it's owned by the Royal Family and it's used for ceremonial purposes. Anybody know anything about this boat? Thanks. #2012london #2012olympics #olympicgames #olympicgames2012 #london #london2012 #londonolympics #londonpop #thisislondon #toplondonphoto #igerslondon #shutup_london #london #londonphotographer #ilovelondon #visitlondon #nikon #nikonphotography #travelphotography #queenelizabetholympicpark #olympicpark #olympicstadium #stratford #LondonOlympicPark @noordinarypark 1mon

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Pool H: The Hague
Erdmann/Matysik GER (8)
Saxton/Saxton CAN (17)
Krou/Rowlandson FRA (32)
Goldschmidt/Williams RSA (41)

CAN is my pick to top this pool. This pair earned a 5th at the #2013WorldChampionship in #StareJablonki having since managed steady main draw appearances. They ended the 2014 #FIVB season with a #Bronze! These boys are young & hungry! Controlling their side of the net & a solid service game is key to better their last World Championship result. GER should seal the number 2 spot if they can fend off FRA! Holding down WR 10 FRA has seen a lot of success in just their sophmore season. They are fun to watch! RSA Goldschmidt won't suffer from any sort of stage fright as this #2012London Olympian is familiar w/ this sort of buzzing atmosphere. Look to see #GoldschmidtWilliams put in some good work, possibly shake things up in Pool H!
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Pool F: Apeldoorn
Samoilovs/Plavins LAT (6)
Grimalt/Grimalt CHI (19)
VanDorsten/VanDeVelde NED (30)
Koshkarev/Barsouk RUS (43)

This is a pool that I suggest y'all keep an eye out for! I am one happy fan to see #2012London Olympic #Bronze medalist @plavins_martins slotted to replace the injured Janis Smedins (wishing him a full & healthy recovery). There is much to say about this group! First, LAT will always be a force on the beach volleyball scene! With the reunion of U21 JWChamps @samoilovs & @plavins_martins are looking to make movement in through the elimination rounds! #BringitOn Grimalt cousins from CHI over the years have been a constant in the Main Draws (WR 30) ,these boys will be pulling for a top spot out of this pool! Wild things are sure to come with the entry of the home town boys NED #vanDorsten/vandeVelde! Can the home crowd will them into the elimination phase? They will try!
Bring in RUS #2008Beijing Olympian Dimitri Barsouk & his partner Koshkarev & we have one spicy mix! RUS earned a Silver at last week at the Euro games & were the catalysts in upsetting many top teams early on this season.
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Pool E: Rotterdam
Nicolai/Lupo ITA (5)
Brouwer/Meeuwsen NED (20)
Huber/Seidl AUT (29)
Salinas/Tobar CHI (44)

This pool has got me a little excited! Okay a lot excited! Reason?
ITA & NED !
The dutchmen @brouwermeeuwsen are coming in so hot they are on fire! Earning current world rank numba 1, they have collected 2 Silvers (FuzhouOpen/LucereneOpen) & 1 Gold (PorecMJS) making a statement (defending their title) coming into @wkbeach2015 championships! #2peat ? #YAS . Potential road block? But who? ITA! This pair has made their claim that they are a team to look out for! Since their insane upset over legends #ToddRogers & #PhilDalhausser at the #2012London Olympic games @paolo_nicolai & @daniele91lupo they have collected medals with steady paced top ten results! Here come the #italianstallions! AUT has struggled this season to get a Main Draw ticket but don't count them down & out as this tourney brings out something special in athletes! CHI Salinas & Tobar you are in very good company, enjoy & battle!
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