Last day of the Olympics. We'll soon stop seeing these unfamiliar sights around London - like the troops and a pillar box sealed with cling film (why?) :)
How long will the weird Wenlocks and Mandevilles remain? All the Olympics mascots are different, decorated to reflect their surroundings or various themes. This, below, is Cockney Wenlock, not one of my favourites. It is hideously painted in gaudy colours to represent cockney rhyming slang (which pretty well nobody uses now). You see "apples and pears" for stairs.
I've posted a few Wenlock pictures but there is also another mascot, called Mandeville. This Mandeville represents Victorian times in the park, and he stands in Regent's Park. He looks quite elegant, (so far as any of these mascots can look elegant.) I shall rather miss them.