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Monday, 16 November 2009

The Parade Must Go On

Sunday was the Lord Mayor's Parade. Each year the newly elected Lord Mayor's procession makes its way through the streets of the city to the Royal Courts of Justice, where the new Lord Mayor pledges allegiance to the crown. Only once in 800 years has the parade been cancelled.
Despite the heavy rain and gusting wind it was a spectacular parade. I will bring you more pictures over the next couple of weeks. It really was worth being drenched and cold.

20 comments:

Babzy said...

cool shot ,i can feel the wind ;)

jabblog said...

Looks like a wild and windy day. Don't often see umbrellas blown inside out!

Angie said...

Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
Thou art not so unkind
As man's ingratitude;

Lucy Corrander said...

It would be good to see what happened next.

Lucy

Gillian said...

As long as you've got a brolly and a pair of wellies.

Sharon said...

I can almost feel that cold wind! It must have been a great parade if you stayed to watch in this weather.

To answer your question on my site, no I didn't buy anything this time.

Brianna Mae said...

These guys look harried!!! Crazy winds!

Louis la Vache said...

It does indeed look as if everyone were drenched and cold! The wind seems to have driven the rain and cold right through their garments into the bones - bone-chilling!

Karine said...

Great shot, it really gives a feel for the wind and I love the colorful umbrellas!

B SQUARED said...

That is an amazing tradition.

Hilda said...

800 years?? And only once canceled? Wow. Would you happen to know why? The wind here looks very strong already! Love the multicolored umbrellas.

MARIA GRAZIA said...

They seem to grasp at the bar so as not to be blown away by the wind! Great pic! Wonderful colours!

Irmina said...

ooh! thanks for your comment,
I am glad that the end does not cancel the parade, I want to see pictures!
kisses!!

Ivy said...

I can practically hear the wind whistle. But all that color still looks sunny to me.

Mara said...

It looks colourful at least!

jennyfreckles said...

Great shot, really captures the struggle. I wonder why they have the parade in November - it's nearly always wet and cold.

Gunn White said...

Looks FUN even in the rain!

marley said...

Looks very windy! Glad it was worth it tho.

Kaori said...

Oh dear, she's hanging on for dear life. If must be a thrilling parade!

Tinsie said...

I think I'd wait for a less windy day, although this photo is cool.

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