Yes! It is possible! There may not be any Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations in the Olympic Park itself, possibly due to “Barclays” not being the official financial services provider of the Olympics but more likely because of the logistics of rebalancing flows to/from major events and the safety aspects of a crowded space, but […]Continue reading »
The organisers of next year’s Olympic Games in London, LOCOG, have unveiled their map of the 1000+ places that the Olympic Torch Relay will pass through. The data that the map is built from is readily accessible (as a JSON … Continue reading →Continue reading »
Inspired by Andrew Kesper’s ABC before/after photos of the Japan tsunami destruction, I have created a “scrubber” photo of the London Olympic construction site in the east of the capital, using the imagery available in Google Earth. The aerial photography is copyright Google and Bluesky. You can the see the original imagery in Google Earth by using the program’s timeline slider, there are some other years also available there, even one from December 1945.
Move your mouse over the picture, to swipe between the 2006 and 2010 imagery. Continue reading →Continue reading »
Google Maps has today updated its aerial imagery for central London. The new imagery appears to be from sometime late last summer, and reveals the many new buildings and features that have appeared in the capital recently. Above is the … Continue reading →Continue reading »
So are you coming to the greatest show on earth in London next summer? Or are you making a point of staying away? Perhaps even going to a rival sporting event? Answer my one-question survey below, and enter the first … Continue reading →Continue reading »
The ArchelorMittal Orbit, a giant sculpture designed by Anish Kapoor and sited right next to the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, is starting to appear from the ground, looking, at the moment, like a giant-sized playground “mesh”. I like the momentary … Continue reading →Continue reading »