Tuesday, July 19, 2011
July 19, 2011: Olympic Village.
Olympic Games are usually a disaster for the host-country economy. London is the only city that will host the Olympic Games for third time. After today's guided tour, I can tell that 'disaster' won't happened here; the lesson of previous games was truly analyzed.
First, pre-planning took almost two years; in every a little details on what, where & how.
Second, most jobs are belong to Britain, and 54% to London.
Third, it all about recycling.
The Queen was visiting the site and even 'planted' a tree, and we will see more trees are will growing around that now looks like a big construction zone. But, with a little imagination & help of maps, you can see how it will looks like very-very soon.
My favorite part of the construction zone is the Red Tour. I believe that after it will be done, this Red Tour might take over the London Eye, nope, the London Eye is an iconic part of London. Adding an extra red splash to the British weather, it adds another stop for tourists and locals.
Another interesting fact that I learned today is about the East London neighborhood, which originally had a very poor reputation but after the Olympic Games it will raise up on the top. Great for a city and for people who lives there now.
Today's information was so different from 'typical' tours that I believe it will dominate everyone's blog.
Competition isn't bad thing.