The Shard starts...

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by kyser_soze, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Saw you posted on this thread and thought you might have photo with Shard and lightning in.


    :(
     
  2. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    As if I'd ever be good enough to get something like that :D
     
  3. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

    To celebrate the birth of the Lizard Boy King?
     
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  4. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    but it's green, is it an Irish baby?
     
  5. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

    no it's a lizard baby.
     
  6. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    An Irish lizard baby
     
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  7. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    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". :mad:

    Luckily someone else is treating us :D
     
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  8. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Managed to get refund. Carers go free, and disabled get a discount. :cool:
     
  9. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Why book so far in advance? What if the weather is crap?
     
  10. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    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
     
  11. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    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.
     
  12. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    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....
     
  13. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    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 :D
     
  14. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    View from the Shard is included in Open House London, ballot closes Friday
     
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  15. RedDragon

    RedDragon "I am not one of your fans!"

    Oh look, someone took the Queen up the Shard

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. BoxRoom

    BoxRoom Flip.

  17. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    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.
     
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  18. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    It's your lucky day.
     
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  19. BoxRoom

    BoxRoom Flip.

  20. hash tag

    hash tag member

    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?
     
  21. editor

    editor hiraethified

  22. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    What's happening at The Shard that there's flashing lights on the top? Another party?
     
  23. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    I think it's xmas lights, it was all lit up last night as well.
     
  24. laptop

    laptop Freudenschade

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  25. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    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
     
  26. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    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
     
  27. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    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
     
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  28. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx someinenhhanding menbag and me ah bollox

    Do you mean that pyramid of red lights to the right of The Shard? :eek::D
     
  29. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    the pyramid ON TOP OF THE PYRAMD!!!11!!
     
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  30. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Only the Illuminati illuminate buildings. Which is why i steer clear of Blackpool and buildings like this:

    [​IMG]
     
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