If you're enjoying the multi-ethnic make-up of Team GB, and indeed of the Games as a whole, then The World in London, in Victoria Park, is well worth a visit:
The photos are strung along the hoardings round the Live Nation site:
"London boasts one of the most diverse populations in the world. The World in London presents portraits of Londoners by British and international photographers taken from 2009 – 2012. Each portrait shows a person or people from one of the 204 nations taking part in the London 2012 Games, accompanied by individual stories.
The World in London is a celebration of Londoners and demonstrates photography’s ability to capture the human form in interesting and distinct ways. The project is organised by The Photographers’ Gallery and forms part of the London 2012 Festival, the finale of the Cultural Olympiad."
Scroll through the photos here (up and down's OK, but sideways seems to be a bit hit and miss, which is a shame), and click on any one for a story and often a brief interview. Or just select a country from the "204 Nations" link.
Here's one of my favourites:
So here we have some ingredients that led to this picture: The World in London; immigration; photography. I think about August Sander who made an inventory of the different social classes in Germany almost 100 years ago. The shot of the '3 young farmers on their way to the fair' is an iconic photograph. I also think about Sonny Boy Williamson, performing his 'Bringing it Home' (an iconic song) wearing a bowler hat. The idea was born.