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3D Lions in London

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.

See a trailer here (link at the bottom of the page). It’s something else with the glasses on.
See the official website here

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.

We ended the day with lounging in the warmth of the National Theatre cafe followed by a quick dinner then before the fantastic LPO concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

A full day, and worth every minute of it.

An inexperienced young lioness tries her luck with a giraffe. Lions can run at a top speed of 36 miles (58 kilometers) an hour but not for very long. A giraffe can run as fast as 35 miles (56 kilometers) an hour over short distances
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.

Pictures courtesy official NG website


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