The Anella Olímpica: location of the Games of the XXV Olympiad which took place in 1992. This was the first Olympics that I remember watching as a kid and it was a great year for British sport with gold medal performances from Linford Christie, Sally Gunnell, Redgrave & Pinsent, Chris Boardman and the Searle brothers.

The park is a bit of a ghost town these days; huge public squares designed for tens of thousands of visitors now host just a few tens of tourists and joggers. Hopefully the ‘legacy’ efforts in London will help the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park avoid the same fate after 2012.

The striking Montjuïc Communications Tower – built to transmit the coverage of the games – can be seen from all over Barcelona.

Anella Olímpica 5 June 2011