17 Apr '12, 1pm

The City that never wakes

The City that never wakes

17 April, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Posted in Thinking allowed | Leave a comment Tags: London Olympics Recently I was in a well known department store which has the proud boast of being ‘the official Olympic retail partner’. There a came across a whole display section given over to London 2012 paraphernalia: key rings, mugs, t-shirts, pencils, all designed to feed our enthusiasm for The Games – and all gathering dust. For sale across the aisle were Diamond Jubilee souvenir goods and amongst the items was a mug displaying the well worn motto ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’. Those five words could have been a metaphor for London’s attitude towards this summer’s games. If New York was hosting the games Times Square would be ablaze proclaiming that NY would not sleep for its duration, every yellow cab would carry advertising on their roofs and New Yorkers would by now have worked themselves ...

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