Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by kyser_soze, Feb 7, 2008.
Saw you posted on this thread and thought you might have photo with Shard and lightning in.
As if I'd ever be good enough to get something like that
To celebrate the birth of the Lizard Boy King?
but it's green, is it an Irish baby?
no it's a lizard baby.
An Irish lizard baby
I'm going on Wednesday. Fucked up with the tickets though. Didn't realise there were discounted tickets for disabled as they weren't listed under "tickets" but "disabled access".
Luckily someone else is treating us
Managed to get refund. Carers go free, and disabled get a discount.
Why book so far in advance? What if the weather is crap?
What's the point on relying on weather forecast. Last night, Wednesday was showing as a full sun day and 24 degrees. Today that has changed to 22 degrees and a half sun day and weatherman on news was saying cloudy.
I've no idea how high demand is (especially during holidays) and how many people they let in at any one time. I only had a choice of 4 days, Monday-Thursday, so I just had to pick which looked like a decent day
But you've got more chance of knowing what the weather is going to be like the day before (just had a look and plenty of spots for tomorrow), rather than several days in advance. If the weather doesn't play ball you could end up basically wasting your money.
Like I said, I had no idea how fast the slots filled. Anyway, Monday wasn't really a possibility as guests didn't arrive 'til late Monday and went to Ripley's. Thursday we're going on the Cable Car. Thursday there may be rain. So really, only 3 days to do it, and as her son is getting to the age where it might be his last time here with his mum before he starts pissing off on his own with friends on holiday....
Well I went up it today and enjoyed it. The gift shop is a massive rip-off though, but that's only to be expected
View from the Shard is included in Open House London, ballot closes Friday
Oh look, someone took the Queen up the Shard
I'm sure very tall buildings get hit by lightening all the time; that's what lightening conductors are for.
As a matter of the fact if you watch the 1998 version of Godzilla, there's a scene in it where the WTC gets hit by lightening, and if you listen to the DVD commentary they say that it was just a fluke that it happened while they were filming.
It's your lucky day.
Shard evacuated today. Someone saw a bit of smoke in the basement. 900 people evacuated, seven blimmin' fire crews!
If there is a chance of a fire in the building the lifts are normally stopped. 87 floors up isa lot of steps to walk down .
Unless some of the lifts keep going because they cover some but not all of the floors?
I visited the ultra plus Shangri-La hotel last week - and got to sit on the highest tech look my botty has ever perched on:
What's happening at The Shard that there's flashing lights on the top? Another party?
I think it's xmas lights, it was all lit up last night as well.
...and another view of the Christmas lights on top of The Shard in London / Picture: REX licensed to the Telegraph
Last night just seemed to be a solid white light (as opposed to the normal yellowish light), although I may have looked after midnight and the dancing lights may have stopped by then
Maybe it has to be a clearer night or you have to be closer to see the spotlights beaming up to the sky, 'cos I can't see them from here
those red lights off it tonight are just evidence of the evil of it all
i feel genuinely sorry for all of londons anti-illuminati conspiracy theorists - its a tough sight to behold
Do you mean that pyramid of red lights to the right of The Shard?
the pyramid ON TOP OF THE PYRAMD!!!11!!
Only the Illuminati illuminate buildings. Which is why i steer clear of Blackpool and buildings like this:
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