Monday, 7 February 2011

New Years Eve Parade London

I know it's been a long time since I didn't write anything on my dear blog and I apologize for that my dear Thoughts Shredder. I want to tell you now a short story through some of the photos I shoot in one special day. It was the first of January, the first day of 2011 and also the first time I had seen something like that.
I'm talking about The New Years Eve Parade, a lively and vibrant London event wich encompasses a number of famous London landmarks in its route, including Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street, Trafalgar Square and Westminster Abbey. Crowds of 500000 people are expected to line the streets to cheer the parade as it passes. Sounds like fun.
I am careful to occupy a real good place in Pall Mall area to be able to take some great photos.
3.2.1. and Go SHOOT!

This year marks the silver anniversary of the New Years Day Parade extravaganza, a tradition that has brought the weird and the wonderful to the streets of London for 25 years. The New Years Day Parade is also one of London’s biggest charity fundraising events, having raised over a million pounds since the first parade in 1987.


For a gray rainy day of January my eyes are now rinsed with such magnificent colors.

Thousands of performers from all over the world are expected to take part this year, London residents and international performers alike, with everyone from dancers and musicians to clowns and puppeteers taking to the streets for some hours.

Even if there are only a few degrees these people don't seem to care about it. And many of them made a long way to get here from US.
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I am witnessing a fairytale world with carriages, donkeys, elves. Alice in Wonderland is here too.


Jack Sparrow is in a good mood today. Or not?





Highlights included cycling clubs, Merrydowners Morris dancers, London Fire Brigade, an army of clowns, minis and morris minors, and a whole load of donkeys.





There were approximately a hundred different groups and performers that have been strutting their stuff at the parade, from American high school marching bands to London hospitals to environmental groups.