Olympic Park - The lost 'magic'

I never had the chance to go the the Olympic Park whist the games were on in 2012 so I took the opportunity to have a wander around last week. And I must say, I was slightly disappointed with the place. Ok it's been four years (yes, four years!) since the final ceremony of the Paralympics and changes have certainly happened. What I wasn't expecting was how run down, how bland, plan and unspectacular it looked. Due to the extensive building work currently going on in the name of redevelopment, it felt like any other building site you'd find around London complete with cranes, concrete and blinding reflecting glass. Perhaps I should have bitten the bullet and made an effort to go whist it still had, what has been called, 'magic'.