The 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 →
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 →