Thursday, March 28, 2013
controversial ArcelorMittal Orbit tower has reopened as part of the Park in Progress tours. The Olympic Park is being transformed into Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The park is expected to reopen in July 2013. For more on the Orbit tower's reopening, check out this story.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Here is the trailer for the film "First" which is the official film of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The documentary follows 12 athletes as they compete in the Olympics for the first time.
For more information about this movie, you can check out articles from Digital Spy, the Daily Mail and the Hollywood Reporter.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
This video comes from the International Olympic Committee. Unfortunately, you can't watch it here on my blog. Once you click on the start button though, you'll be provided a link to the video on YouTube. I promise you, it's worth taking the time to watch.
Monday, August 13, 2012
It looks like a lot like a Mazda Miata, but it's actually an MG. MGs were last sold here in 1980. I think I read somewhere that they were going to be re-introducing the MG to the United States, but I can't find anything recent on that.
The ubiquitous black London cab isn't always black anymore.
Some stuff that's available at English McDonald's that isn't available in the States.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
speeds of 200 miles per hour. And unlike the the plastic shuttlecocks used by most people, the best shuttlecocks are made from 16 feathers from the left wing of a goose.
Check out this video to see just how fast this game can be:
Dan Lin of China
Chong Wei Lee of Malaysia
Lin celebrating his gold medal win.
Long Chen of China won the bronze medal in the men's singles.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
The Water Polo Arena
The Olympic Stadium
The Basketball Arena
The Olympic Stadium
Now this is one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time. It's a waterfall created by Julius Popp that can "write" letters and words. There were a series of these waterfalls along one of the walkways that was under one of the bridges in the Olympic Park.
I really don't think this one picture does this work of art justice, so please see the video below:
If you'd like to have one of these fountains for your home, you can get one here for only $100,000 (and up).