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Jubilee Pageant - 1

2012.06.03
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The famous Cockpit pub - my local! - Well on the nights I am near.
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St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe - otherwise known as St Andrew opposite the Cockpit ....
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and now for the crowds - never seen so many people
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In the background you can see the giant picture of the Royal family that was right across one of the big Thames-side buildings
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Boats - hundreds of them!
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On the left is the Shard - London's tallest building. Yes to be complete.
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the crowd was really think - I could not see - just held my camera up high and hoped ....
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This flotilla had the flags of all the Commonwealth countries
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another photoblogger? I don't know but that's how most people saw stuff!
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here comes the Queen!
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The spirit of Chartwell is the boat - all done up for the occasion!
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BTW that is Tate Modern in the background
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out of focus - but a lovely boat
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Paddle steamer - with funnels down for the bridge
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River cruisers
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WWII motor torpedo boat
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Boats who were at Dunkirk
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amazing that all these tiny craft crossed the channel
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A great day - the rather was very British! It poured! But everyone still cam in their thousands and had a simply great time - the pageant was a sight not to be missed! A thousand boats of all shapes and sizes passing slowly by.
1 Comment
helys Really interesting and beautiful
Like them all especially the first one
Congrats
helys · 2012-06-05: 13:02
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