Sunday, August 24, 2008

When the music's over, turn out the lights

So, Beijing 2008 has come and gone. Much has been written and debated about the relative merits of giving the Games to China, but it has to be said that they did a good job.

I wasn't too keen on the Summer Games initially, but I came around and watched more of them than I had anticipated. It was impossible not to get caught up in the Phelps phenomenon and any fears of a second week letdown were obliterated by track's newest sensation, Usain Bolt.

One final nod to my favourite part of the Beijing Games, the Water Cube: What it is like to stand on the Water Cube's high dive platform.

On to London! Here are some London links:

I've previously hooked you up with Paris Daily Photo and a Budapest daily photo site (Disappearing Budapest), so with the Summer Games heading to London for 2012, it seemed like the perfect time to tell you about London Daily Photo. Unsurprisingly, it features a daily photo from around London.

2. I also stumbled across this site about abandoned London Tube Stations. The website has an interesting, and extensive, collection of photos. Owing to security concerns you can no longer tour the abandoned stations, so this is the closest you are likely to get. No invisible car, thank god.

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