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14 April 2023 13:00:27

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After much squeezing in amongst the other hundreds of visitors, I managed to get some photos from the viewing gallery of the Shard last week on a sunny (but a little misty) day

As well as these two snaps of the “classic” views of the Square Mile and Canary Wharf, I managed to visit all corners of the 2-floor viewing gallery to get enough images to form a 360 degree panorama. When reflections were edited out this took 32 separate images stitched together and even then some reflections still remained.

I did the same exercise in April 2013 and ended up with a 360 panorama on that occasion too – actually a bit more successfully if truth be told – so I can now superimpose them on top of one another to see how much the skyline has altered in that 10 years

I gave up counting but at least 100 new tower blocks look to have appeared in that 10 years and whereas before there were really only two “downtown” environments in the City of London and Canary Wharf, there now seem to be several more growing rapidly. In the 2023 image there are clearly groups developing at Elephant and Castle, Vauxhall/Battersea, Waterloo and Blackfriars visible.
The link is to the superimposed 2013-2023 skyline panoramas which can be revolved and magnified

https://www.panomart.net/wp-content/uploads/shard2013-2023.html 



 
Martin
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14 April 2023 13:13:13
A great panorama. Thank you for posting.
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westv
14 April 2023 13:14:11
Wow! Great pic.
I'm surprised you couldn't see Crystal Palace tv mast from that height in the 360. Maybe too misty?
At least it will be mild!
Brian Gaze
14 April 2023 13:16:24
Amazing pics. If you feel like uploading them to TWO for use on the site they'd be very welcome. (If you don't have time or would rather not that's not an issue at all) 

https://www.theweatheroutlook.com/photo-uploader.aspx 

 
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14 April 2023 13:27:43


After much squeezing in amongst the other hundreds of visitors, I managed to get some photos from the viewing gallery of the Shard last week on a sunny (but a little misty) day
 

Originally Posted by: lanky 


You did well to lose the reflections! Here's my version of your Tower Bridge / Canary Wharf shot, taken on a murky February day in 2016 (I was with my dad, it was our last trip together). It's impressive just how many extra towers have gone up since!

https://ukwct.org.uk/weather/P1090069.JPG 

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lanky
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14 April 2023 13:55:14

Wow! Great pic.
I'm surprised you couldn't see Crystal Palace tv mast from that height in the 360. Maybe too misty?

Originally Posted by: westv 



It is visible actually - about 90 degrees right from Canary Wharf alongside the other one (Croydon  I think)
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14 April 2023 14:25:38
Thanks. 👍

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15 April 2023 06:32:48
Fantastic clarity! I enjoyed that.
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15 April 2023 10:08:31
Hijacking thread perhaps but this story catches my eye this morning.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-65274803 

 
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Rob K
20 April 2023 13:27:25
Great photos. I worked in the News Building next door to the Shard from 2014 to 2020 so saw the skyline changing over time. My desk was on the 9th floor with a view across the river.

Incidentally, yesterday I went up the Battersea Power Station chimney lift, which I didn't even know existed. The view is incredible and the lift is quite an experience too - it pops out of the top of the chimney with glass on all sides. The weather was crystal clear too.

Hard to photograph without reflections though. (Full size pic: https://i.imgur.com/qdM7qnw.jpg )
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21 April 2023 06:24:13



Incidentally, yesterday I went up the Battersea Power Station chimney lift, which I didn't even know existed. The view is incredible and the lift is quite an experience too - it pops out of the top of the chimney with glass on all sides. The weather was crystal clear too.

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Keep up at the back there! See the Battersea Power Station thread, 😁post of 5th March
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23 April 2023 18:35:32

Keep up at the back there! See the Battersea Power Station thread, 😁post of 5th March

Originally Posted by: DEW 


😳 I don't frequent this forum much!
It was a work do. We also went to the cocktail bar at the top of the Art'otel next door, which is rather nice.
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11 May 2023 16:19:10
I was in Tokyo in 2017 and went up to the viewing gallery in the Sky Tree which as just over twice the height of the Shard and the tallest building in Japan at 2080 feet

It is interestung to compare the view from here compared to the Shard and see the difference between a major city like London and a Megacity like Tokyo

To my untutored eye this is an order of magnitude bigger than London - in fact I believe the the relative populations are about 10 million for London and 35 million for Tokyo

(Part of the viewing gallery was closed off by a private restaurant so annyingly only got about 300 degrees of the 360 degree view)

https://www.panomart.net//wp-content/uploads/japa.html 
Martin
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20 May 2023 23:23:55
Amazing panorama Martin. I have never been to Japan but it is on the list. Tokyo certainly looks much bigger than London as you say - and a whole lot less green!
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