sábado, 24 de diciembre de 2011

Where has this photo been taken from?

Look at this photo. Where can it have been taken from? From the top of an old building? From one of the most important attractions in a big city? 
Write your comments and when you do it, you'll find out a bit more.

Is it London?

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  1. This photo was taken from THE BRITISH AIRWAYS LONDON EYE, also known as THE LONDON EYE. It represents the turning of time and celebrates London's past and looks forward to its future. It is a new landmark and it gives its passengers a breathtaking view of one of the world's most beautiful cities.

    The Eye was built piece by piece throughout Europe. The main structure was built in Holland, 135 metres in diameter. It has got thirty-two capsules which can carry up to twenty-five passengers. They travel at 0.26 metres per second and are designed to help you see out from all sides. They were made in France. Other parts of the wheel were made in the Czech Republic, Germany or Italy and all the parts were assembled next to the River Thames.
    No doubt, it's one of the greatest structures ever. The "flight" on The Eye lasts about thirty minutes and on a clear day you can see for more than forty kilometres as far as Heathrow Airport and Windsor Castle.
    Whenever you go to London, don't miss the opportunity to "fly on it", you'll enjoy it.


    London calling to the faraway towns
    Now war is declared - and battle come down
    London calling to the underworld
    Come out of the cupboard,you boys and girls
    London calling, now don't look to us
    Phoney Beatlemania has bitten the dust
    London calling, see we ain't got no swing
    'Cept for the ring of that truncheon thing

    The ice age is coming, the sun's zooming in
    Meltdown expected, the wheat is growing thin
    Engines stop running, but I have no fear
    Cause London is drowning and I, live by the river

    London calling to the imitation zone
    Forget it, brother, you can go at it alone
    London calling to the zombies of death
    Quit holding out - and draw another breath
    London calling - and I don't wanna shout
    But while we were talking I saw you nodding out
    London calling, see we ain't got no high
    Except for that one with the yellowy eyes

    CHORUS x2
    The ice age is coming, the sun's zooming in
    Engines stop running, the wheat is growing thin
    A nuclear error, but I have no fear
    Cause London is drowning and I, I live by the river

    Now get this
    London calling, yes, I was there, too
    An' you know what they said? Well, some of it was true!
    London calling at the top of the dial
    And after all this, won't you give me a smile?
    London Calling

    I never felt so much alike, like-a, like-a..


    Named after the call signal of the BBC's World Service broadcasts, the title alarm of the Clash's third album was an SOS from the heart of darkness. When they recorded the song, the Clash — British punk's most political and uncompromising band — were without management and sinking in debt. Around them, Britain was suffocating in crisis: soaring unemployment, racial conflict, widespread drug use. "We felt that we were struggling," Joe Strummer said, "about to slip down a slope or something, grasping with our fingernails. And there was no one there to help us."

    Strummer and guitarist Mick Jones channeled that trial and worry into a song, produced with hellbent atmosphere by Guy Stevens, that sounded like the Clash marching into battle: Strummer and Jones punching their guitars in metallic unison with Paul Simonon's thumping bass and Topper Headon's rifle-crack drumming. Over that urgency, Strummer howled through a catalog of disasters, real and imagined. The "nuclear error" referred to the March 1979 meltdown of a reactor at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania. The line "London is drowning/And I live by the river" — Don Letts' video of the Clash shows them playing the song on a boat on the Thames in drenching rain — was based on local folklore. "They say that if the Thames ever flooded, we'd all be underwater," Jones said — except Strummer was living in a high-rise flat at the time, "so he wouldn't have drowned."

    Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/the-500-greatest-songs-of-all-time-20110407/the-clash-london-calling-19691231#ixzz1kBdiDhYQ

    Now, organizers of the 2012 Olympic Games are using song to invite the world to come to London — a curious choice, given the tone of the lyrics.

    "In the song, London's got zombies wandering around, the river's flooding, and the policemen are beating everyone up," says Connor. "So it's not much of a way of saying, 'Hey, come and watch our beach volleyball — you'll have a great time.'"

    That said, there is some important history and symbolism bound up in the song's title. Before the band appropriated it, the phrase "London calling" was mainly identified with the BBC World Service and its broadcasts to occupied countries during World War II.


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