1908, 1948 and 2012. What do these years have in common? Not much other than those were the years that a tiny village that was once home to the greatest empire the world had known, London, England, hosted the Olympic Games.
Yes, the city that straddles the Thames River, the home of The Gunpowder Plot, founded by the Roman Empire, will be hosting their third Olympics, the 30th Olympiad, between July 27th and August 12th, 2012.
In honor of London's third hosting of the world's premier sporting event, New London Village has undertaken quite a facelift, on the West side of the sim (opposite Adipose Square – across the Thames) and the transformation has been amazing and is ongoing.
The transformation of New London into the Olympic Village is nothing other than the biggest construction project undertaken by sim owners Kat Kassner and Laredo Lowtide since the sim was founded and we look forward to its completion in time for the actual games.
The first part of construction has resulted in some of the shops from the A-1 Mall being brought “down to Earth” so to speak and all that have arrived are open for business – some come across London Bridge and stroll down Carnaby Street and visit shops such as HA!, 5th Dimension, Kershaws. Heels by Humm, Lost In Space Creations, Sci-Props, Tempest, Inc. and Novatech. As construction continues more and more shops will join the shopping area, but you can always visit them via teleport or elevator in their current area above the sim. And you'll find the best selection of both Doctor Who and general Sci-Fi related articles in all of SL all in one place.
There will be more reports as construction continues and maybe even word of games coming to New London (there have been rumors of bumper car relay teams who will be fighting it out in the skies over New London - but that's just a rumor for now).
Here are a few shots of the new area . . . .