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.
View of the Shard Laser Show with the lasers overhead. From reddit user WholeWideWorld.
Shard as seen From Hampstead from reddit user tekn04.
Crowds gather to watch the Shard laser and light show, from reddit user _shakta.
The Shard laser show as seen through the London Eye from reddit user Wizzer2801.
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.