The Shard

IMG_7971.jpgBy chance I stumbled across news that the Shard opening ceremony was happening on Thursday night this week.  Pictures captured in the Evening Standard of the practice for the main event convinced me that it would be a good time to plan some shots of London’s newest iconic building.

I wasn’t disappointed.  As Andrea and I headed across London Bridge through the excited crowds, we knew that everyone was expecting a good show.

Camera set up, we watched a fantastic display of lights and lasers (illuminating other buildings in the city) running for about an hour.  Some were disappointed it wasn’t more spectacular, but personally I thoroughly enjoyed our time on the north bank of the Thames watching the display.

I was pleased with the photographic results too – particularly when I saw that my shots were better than the ones I saw on the front of the Times newspaper the next morning.  I hope you enjoy the ones I’ve included below.

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The final picture is one of the lasers illuminating the monument to the great fire of London.

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