Visiting the ArcelorMittal Orbit

Olympic Park, London, Apr 27, 2015, by Aaron Lee, 02, OrbitThe view was astounding. You could see right the way across London, from Ally Pally in the north to Crystal Palace in the south.

Today I took a trip to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, and, thanks to the curiosity of my companion, found myself standing on the circular observation deck of the ArcelorMittal Orbit. Continue reading

Machine works: inside BMW’s motor factory

The first thing that hit me was the smell: the air was acrid and heavy with petrol fumes. It was a calm spring day in Munich, and I was touring BMW’s motor manufacturing plant, an attraction, which according to the Jack Albertson-like tour guide, is more popular than the city’s Bavarian landmarks. Continue reading