Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
Simon Bisson

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Up above the world so high...

One of the perks of doing freelance IT journalism is the opportunity to go to places that aren't normally open to the public. One such place is the BT Tower, one of the tallest buildings in London - and the only tall structure for miles around. Closed to the public in the 1970s, BT began to use the Tower's viewing areas for corporate hospitality, including its private revolving restaurant. It's where a BT spin out company chose to hold their launch party.

After fighting London's frost-defeated public transport system to reach the tower in time for this morning's briefing, the prospect of a sunny, snowy London spread out below me was a tanatalising treat. I set myself a task: one image from each of the restaurant's windows, with the intention of stitching them together to make a panorama - and possibly a full 360 degree view. I've taken all the pictures, but it'll be a while before they're stitched and web-readied.

As a teaser, here's a zoom shot of the West End, specifically the area around Marble Arch. The red circle? It's 101 Wigmore Street, where I spend the days I'm not out on client site or working from home.

The West End

The open space is Hyde Park, and the big conglomeration of buildings next to where I work is Selfridges. Marble Arch itself is unfortunately hidden by the buildings.

A fuller panorama of the whole city will follow shortly!
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