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Old April 17th, 2011, 10:02 PM   #6241
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ha yeah run up to the 72nd floor then down again :P
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Old April 17th, 2011, 11:15 PM   #6242
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Isn't it because of London Marathon today?
I saw the marathon on BBC and they showed some nice areal shots of this tower.
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Old April 17th, 2011, 11:38 PM   #6243
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Old April 18th, 2011, 01:21 AM   #6244
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This is more interesting 'because it can be done' than for any other merit.

I was up on Epsom Downs this afternoon; fifteen-plus miles away from the centre of town. I had my iPhone and a pair of binoculars with me and I wondered how well it would work if I put the phone up to the binoculars' eyepiece to take a pic.

Not brilliant, but a lot better than I expected, as it turns out.

As you can see, the haze over London was pretty awful. Even with the naked eye it was difficult to see much. I did run it through Photoshop to try to make the best of it.

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Old April 18th, 2011, 01:35 AM   #6245
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Blimey!

Nice try.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 01:50 AM   #6246
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I saw it from the Detonator ride at Thorpe Park, roughly 21 miles away on the edge of the city. Could just see it through the haze. (30 St Mary Axe was clearer despite being smaller and further away)
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Old April 18th, 2011, 10:29 AM   #6247
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I saw it from the Detonator ride at Thorpe Park, roughly 21 miles away on the edge of the city. Could just see it through the haze. (30 St Mary Axe was clearer despite being smaller and further away)
Seriously from Thorpe park? gonna have to try that when I go!
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Old April 18th, 2011, 11:25 AM   #6248
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Old April 18th, 2011, 11:53 AM   #6249
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Here's a few other images from Friday. No great art, but they're interesting details.

The base of the north side of the tower with an angle that's opened up since the bus station roof was demolished




West side glazing on Level 3 or thereabouts




Station concourse level [2] glazed wall seen from the pedestrian bridge on St Thomas Street.




Backpack, Gates 2 and 3 (which now seems more or less redundant) and that wall under construction at the eastern end of the site

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Old April 18th, 2011, 01:29 PM   #6250
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I saw it from the Detonator ride at Thorpe Park, roughly 21 miles away on the edge of the city. Could just see it through the haze. (30 St Mary Axe was clearer despite being smaller and further away)
I've only been on the detonator once- never again... It's a good view though!
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Old April 18th, 2011, 02:11 PM   #6251
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@cybertect pics are so good i am really impressed by your photography skills

i visited london yesterday and found this giant monster in the middle of the city, i was looking it from the other side of thames but its still giant and too beautiful.

sorry for my pics quality, my camera sucks




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Old April 18th, 2011, 02:22 PM   #6252
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Seriously from Thorpe park? gonna have to try that when I go!
oh look the shaaaaaarrrrrrrrddddddd!!!!
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Old April 18th, 2011, 02:27 PM   #6253
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Richmond Park?

I initially thought Horsenden Hill, but I assume that's Lots Road power station lining up with The Shard so the angle points towards Richmond...
It was taken from Richmond Park. There is a small rise in the road which continues dead ahead from the Richmond gate and it's a good vantage point to see London, and also there are some decent views of Wembley stadium as well.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 03:34 PM   #6254
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Great updates everyone!
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Old April 18th, 2011, 04:36 PM   #6255
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Old April 18th, 2011, 06:05 PM   #6257
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Awesome shots, guys!
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I've only been on the detonator once- never again... It's a good view though!
Well I managed to take my mind off the 'fear factor' of the ride by focusing entirely on the view, pointing out as many landmarks as possible before we dropped! Started by seeing Wembley, then Heathrow, then the Square Mile, then the Shard! We could even see a few of the Docklands towers! Then the drop...! Great view while it lasts.
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Will access to the viewing gallery be charged?
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Old April 18th, 2011, 06:50 PM   #6259
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Will access to the viewing gallery be charged?
No doubt! - but not as much as Burj Khalifa I would guess.
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Old April 18th, 2011, 07:09 PM   #6260
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Driving Through Richmond Park, every day, from Richmond Gate to Sheen Gate, the Shard is often visible on the horizon. Sometimes it is spooky and appears far taller than it actually is, other days it seems dimished. I recall the same feeling In NY; when I was there in the seventies, the Empire State Building was bigger or smaller depending on atmospheric conditions. And, of course, how far distant I was positioned from it Ha Ha. Get my drift? Goodbye, www.andersonstudio.co.uk
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