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The Inauguration of The Shard

The night of July 5th 2012 was officially the unveiling of London’s The Shard in a spectacular light and laser show across the capital. The London Philharmonic Orchestra provided music for the event, although this couldn’t be heard from where we stood near Tower Bridge. The Shard looked amazing basked in an array of different colours with lasers firing across the water to landmarks such as The Gherkin and the London Eye. Helicopters could be heard overhead, and I was very jealous at the view they must have had! I have to say, this was a heck of a lot more impressive than the Olympic ring light show a couple of weeks ago.  (more…)

Climbing A Shard of Glass

Climbing a Shard of Glass

The Shard is the building that everyone has had their eyes on since it started to pierce the skyline of London in 2009, and we’ve all been wondering what views it’s going to offer. It’ll certainly be a different way to look at the capital. But thanks to a few individuals over at Place Hacking, they’ve infiltrated the soon-to-be tallest building in the European Union and provided us with a preview!

It’s not due to open to the public until June 2012, just in time for the London Olympics, but this blog provides some fascinating views from the top as well as some of its internal construction. I’ve always been intrigued by photos of abandoned industrial facilities, hospitals, factories, etc. Have you come across any similar blogs? Post a comment with your findings, I’d love to see what we can come up with. Click the image for more on this.