We spent over 12 hours in London yesterday. Getting in at peak time we finished what we had to do at about noon. We had tickets for the 7:30 LPO concert on the South Bank. Noon to seven-thirty was a long time to kill, so we treated ourselves to lunch at the Oxo Tower and then did something we’ve been wanting to do for a long time.
Go for a movie.
Not any movie, mind you (that is such an Indian expression!). We went to see Lions 3D (Roar: Lions of the Kalahari) at the Imax. This was my first visit to the London Imax and certainly my first 3D film. Mr.R made such a funny sight in his oversized 3D glasses, that I had to take a picture.
The movie itself was amazing. The lions and springbuck seemed close enough to touch. It was a sad tale of an old lion making way for a younger one. The Kalahari looms under your nose, sweltering and stewing, while you sit wrapped in four layers.
The Imax has Britian’s largest cinema screen (the height of 5 double decker buses). Just for that, go take a look. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon.
A full day, and worth every minute of it.
When springboks come to the water hole, swirling dust storms are helpful cover for some lionesses. If springboks sense a predator, the fleet-footed antelopes jump straight up into the air several times. As they leap, patches of white hair are revealed under their tails, warning other springboks that danger is near.