Hey everyone, I've been doing a bit of searching and have found some pictures I took on an Olympic site tour on 20th September 2008.
I have posted a selection below and where possible, said where I think they are:
The photo above is the Stadium under construction from the south side.
Above shows how much they built up the area as the concrete level (supported by posts) is the level you now enter the stadium at
Below are a couple of waterway views:
Looking north with Carpenter's Lock going off to the left (I think)
Looking south with Stratford Waterfront to your left what will become the Aquatics Centre beyond the bend in the river (again I think...)
Looking north with the development of Stadium Island on your left
Millions of tones of soil on site needed to be washed clean of impurities such as heavy metals and chemicals that have been left behind following centuries of industry based on the site. The following photo shows what is to all intents and purposes a giant soil washing machine:
I don't think they bought this particular model from the white goods department of John Lewis (colour aside)...
The photo below is the site of the Aquatics Centre.
To follow is a photo of Stratford International Station with Westfield rising from the soil behind and Stratford Town Centre in the background.
For so long it seemed that all they were doing was shoving piles of soil around. The plles below were rather small ones in comparison to some of the soil mountains that existed at one point. I think the next view is part of the northern area of the Olympic Park:
Finally I'll leave you with 3 general views, ending with a view of what is now the covered part of the Westfield Shopping Centre:
That's all folks!