Olympic Games – The Road to London

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The Games of the XXX Olympiad will be held in London, England, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. The motto for the London Olympic Games is Live as one. Approximately 10,500 athletes are expected to participate in the Games, including an Australian team of about 400.

The red double decker bus┬áin London are a national symbol of England, and the majority of buses in London are double-deckers. A particularly iconic example was the Routemaster bus, which had been a staple of the public transport network in London for nearly half a century following its introduction in 1956. Because of cited difficulties accommodating disabled passengers, the last remaining examples in use finally retired in 2005, although Transport for London has established two “heritage routes”, which will continue using Routemasters on selected parts of routes 9 and 15. Since 2008, a new Routemaster has been developed and entered service on 20 February 2012, in time for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

St Paul’s Cathedral London, is a Church of England cathedral and seat of the Bishop of London. Its dedication to Paul the Apostle dates back to the original church on this site, founded in AD 604. St Paul’s sits at the top of Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London, and is the mother church of the Diocese of London. The present church dating from the late 17th century was built to an English Baroque design of Sir Christopher Wren, as part of a major rebuilding program which took place in the city after the Great Fire of London, and was completed within his lifetime.

This card was issued on 05Jun12 with the postmark Westminster WA 6061.