The café next to the river was a popular focal point before the event.
The café is on the right, and on the left is a observation platform:
Beds of roses greeted those heading for their morning coffee:
Nowadays, the café looks less welcoming:
And the observation platform area is overgrown:
But a glance inside the café offers the promise of colour:
And then you find this:
Given the inevitable vandalism and decay over the years, amazing that this still exists. An unexpected pleasure at dusk on our first day in the zone.