In celebration of the 2012 London Olympics, an artist has turned a double-decker bus to mimic an athlete doing some push-ups.
Reports say that the 1957 double-deck bus was purchased from an owner located in the Netherlands. The Czech artist installed two big arms, an electric engine, and a good amount of suspension tools and wiring. The bus is now called the London Booster.
The new arm and other mechanics help the six-ton ride move its arms and make it push against the ground. The motion of the arms raises the body of the vehicle in several angles. The bus even groans and plays videos on its windows that have been converted to digital displays.
The artist behind this very creative tribute is David Cerny. He said the push-up is a very common exercise for almost all athletes.
Watch London Booster in action below:
Are you thinking of flying in to London like a high roller? It is about time that we hear off luxury travel packages to the 2012 London Olympics. You can get an Olympics Travel package for $69,900. This will include a private jet, tickets to the Olympics events, helicopter transfers, and hotel stays. You will be riding a Gulfstream IV of Magellan Jets.
Per person rate also apply at $5,895 per passenger if you are coming from Connecticut or New York City to the Brize Nortorn Airport in London. If you will be coming from Washinton DC or Boston and flying to the Brize Norton Airport, you have to spend $6,900.
The per person rates make sense when you think of the travel dates and current airfares to London as the games are about to kick off. Aside from this going via private jets will also allow you to skip all the confusion at Heathrow. Another good reason is that you will be able to stay in a good Costwolds hotel and not worry about getting the tickets to the most important games.
The organizers of the 2012 London Olympics confirmed recently that contingency tickets for the games will be on sale. There will be more tickets for the games of Archery, Taekwondo, Beach Volleyball, Volleyball, Cycling Road, Basketball, Tennis, Gymnastics Trampoline, and Gymnastics Artistic.
About 50,000 tickets will be made available once the organizers finalized the seating plans for the different venues.
You can check the website for availability of tickets. You can only use Visa cards to purchase the ticket. These tickets are expected to be released daily from now until the time of the 2012 Olympics.
A newly launched website called GetAheadofTheGames by Transport for London layouts the transport network of London which will be most likely affected by the upcoming Olympic Games. The website was a collaboration between Tfl, transport agencies, and LOCOG.
The website allows travelers and passengers to choose their dates of travel to London using the interactive map plus see how the train stations will be busy during the 2012 Olympics. There will also be information for the Paralympic Games but this will be uploaded as the games come close.
The Tube stations tagged “Exceptionally busy” are expected to have throngs of commuters. The system will also predict and tagged stations as “restricted operations” and “busier than usual”. The website is designed to make predictions depending on the average number of commuters using the stations and the network of public roads during the summer with adjustments made to anticipate the incoming tourists for the Olympics.