Following on from the thread regarding riverside lighting.
I am attending a lighting seminar hosted by the Pool of London in March and it would be interesting to know which are your favourite lighting projects in the area, however small or large.
> I love the lightbox 'tree' - set amid real trees,
> it's just good fun
I take it you mean the electric cider tree (in the More Cider London dev't)?
It's one of my favourites as well, Julie. I emailed the creator a couple of months ago but had no reply (which doesn't make me like it any the less).
Big Ben looked great the other day, with an Olympic medal round it's "chest". I'd like to see more of that sort of thing (making familiar things look different).
What I'd really like to see is strings of trainling lights hanging from the Millenium Bridge, creating a waterfall effect (and spotlighting anyone selfish enough to be cycling on the pedestrian walkway).
Ivanhoe, i've told you before, the creator/artist of the electric tree thought that you were taking the p**s because you told him that you were going to Wassail it with Cider! We thought it was a cool idea, he just thought you were barking!
Not sure if they can give you any info but the lighting on the south side of Tower Bridge has been inoperative for more than half a year. I would like to see that remedied as I think the bidge when fully lit at night is spectacular.
I love the giant projections too, they work really well on the modern chunky buildings. It would be great if street lighting was more imaginative as well....
Small point to Ivanhoe - why don't you like the cyclists? I walk to work over the wobbly bridge every morning during rush hour and there is always space for walkers and cyclists - I'm just so glad that people are taking exercise!
perleeeeease, don't divert this thread towards cyclists v pedestrains [though I must also admit to a dislike of them on the ''wobbly' bridge - where there are notices specifically barring them]. My nomination for lighting must include the blue trees leading to the London Eye, simple, delicate, very pretty, but effective - does this qualify?
The blue trees are very nice. There's also some beautiful blue light coming out of the railway arches on Druid Street near to the Tower Bridge Road junction. It totally transforms otherwise non-descript Jubilee line ventilation plant.