30 Second Shard Inauguration Timelapse Video – Almost Makes It Look Good

The video above is a very short 30 second timelapse of the Shard inauguration laser and light show. Watching it sped up almost makes the whole show look good. Certainly much better than being there in person was. The video was made by Mattia Bicchi, who also made the amazing London Architecture in Motion Video, I linked to last month. He's fast becoming one of my favourite London videographers.

What did you think of the Shard laser and light show? Leave your comments below.

Different Views of The Shard Laser Light Show You Might Not Have Seen

Although there have already been a huge number of pictures of the Shard's underwhelming opening night posted online, I thought I'd include a few here. Even though the show itself was a bust, I still think the building is a great addition to the London skyline. Moreover, when captured in a photo the lasers actually do look rather cool.


Shard Laser Show
View of the Shard Laser Show with the lasers overhead. From reddit user WholeWideWorld.

Shard as seen From Hampstead
Shard as seen From Hampstead from reddit user tekn04.

Crowds gather to watch the Shard laser and light show
Crowds gather to watch the Shard laser and light show, from reddit user _shakta.

The Shard laser show as seen through the London Eye
The Shard laser show as seen through the London Eye from reddit user Wizzer2801.

All Hail Sauron - Shard London
The 'All Hail Sauron' series of images are probably the funniest of the whole evening. This one comes from reddit user groovejet.

These are just some of the thousands of pictures taken that night. What's most interesting to see, is that Londoners will take a huge variety of approaches to watching and capturing events like this. It's one of the many aspects I really love about London.