Discussion and info on formal and casual meets and photo opportunities, and gatherings and shows and events.
I noticed this deal available via Amazon and thought some here might fancy taking up the offer. It does seem very reasonable. I haven't been to this place at all.
For a short period it is possible to visit the under construction Olympic Park, and to go up to the viewing platform in the sculpture next to the Olympic Stadium.
Ticket availability and info is at this spot: http://noordinarypark.co.uk/events/
This is a chance to see the park...
Some here may be interested in spending a day in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, and what is going on there etc.
This is in July. The Friday sounds best to me but this is just something I thought I should mention in case some folks here wanted to go, and if you do you will of...
I see that Focus on Imaging is fast approaching, has any thought if and when there will be a meet there?
A truly remarkable experience ...and yet another 'special' theme for a ukexpert meet. Thank you to Steve and Andy for organising/facilitating another unique day/evening. Good to see other members, etc. Hopefully there will be some good pics ...what a view!!
For all those who are visiting the Shard next week ( I wish I was there ) I thought you may be interested in this piece from Vodophone that I just read.
Here is a video on YouTube with British Prime Minister David Cameron talking outside 10 Downing Street about the Olympics and the Olympic volunteers.
A still from the video
A member has donated 2 Olympic Park entry tickets for use this Wednesday.
They ordered both Park tickets and event tickets and of course you get included park tickets when attending an event.. so they have the original Park Tickets spare and they have sent them to me recorded...
See below for info from Boris...London's Mayor..
As the whole country celebrates Team GB's biggest medal haul for over 100 years, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson in conjunction with the British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association confirmed today that the British athletes...
We have a number of neat subscriber meets coming up...
1) One next week including a meal, for those attending or interested in the Olympics.
2) A day photographing the Olympic site and the various venues there, followed by a meal.
3) The 2012 BBQ, on the first weekend in...
There are also discussions re the Olympics and the opportunity for ukexpert subscribers to get together at that time in the subscribers private message area.
This is a general public mention that anyone wanting to see the Olympics should probably start to prepare for it now.
The Shard in London is now selling tickets for their viewing platform. Sounds like a great photo opportunity doesn't it...
Their Web site for this is here: http://www.theviewfromtheshard.com/
Their phone number for telephone sales is: +44 (0) 844 499 7111
...as I type this their...
The cable car across the Thames is due to open next Weds lunchtime it seems.
One story on that is at present here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2162128/London-Olympics-2012-Thames-cable-car-open-end-June.html This includes photos and details of the landing points.
There is a free Jubilee concert taking place, and you can now apply to take part in the ballot for free tickets.
The Web site that links to the form you fill in etc is here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/diamondjubilee/
It seems that 5,000 pairs of tickets will be given out.
The concert is on...
This year is going to be packed with Photo Opportunities.
I thought I'd mention a couple I can think of that I want to do.
One is the new cable car across the Thames. Once open photographing it and from it should be part of a great day out.
Another is the new Shard building...
Just a line to say that Typhoons should be flying over South Ruislip for a week or so starting this Wednesday the 2nd May.
More info: http://www.uxbridgegazette.co.uk/west-london-news/local-uxbridge-news/2012/04/27/noisy-time-for-northolt-neighbours-113046-30854834/
You have until midnight on Friday to enter the ballot I link to above.
Totally free and very special, do say if you turn out to be a winner.
All the best,
For those who missed out on tickets for the Olympics you can at this moment probably buy some if you want..
I just looked at what I could get at this moment, and it included tickets to the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as major athletics events etc etc.
The link to the...
This is a message to mention an idea for a ukexpert get together venue in 2012...
A large new swish Casino has opened in the new shopping centre in Statford, right next to the Olympic site.
Details in a story here:...
See this link for info on the spots where Coke Christmas trucks will appear...
In my part of the World they will for instance be here:
Currys and PC World seem to be having some fun on a Star Wars theme.. you may be able to get a neat photo or two, I don't know...
The Web address for their info on this seems to be here:
The next meet will probably be a meal in the London area. Perhaps a mexican in Leicester Square, or a meal in a restaurant near there. We are looking into this now and will automatically advise all subscribers of the details via the private...
Thanks to Steve and Andy for arranging the BBQ.
It was great to see all who attended.
The final launch of the Discovery Space Shuttle is coming up real soon now.
If you wanted to photograph the best of mans technology, then as with the final flights of Concorde etc, this is getting close to the last chance to do this with the space shuttle. Once these amazing machines are...
At the meet this week in London a couple of things that were discussed seem worth mentioning here..
One member, who sadly reads the Guardian for their news, was not aware of the story covered in the major papers about the use of the words 'jungle drums' quite innocently by a 70 year...
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