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Saturday, 2 January 2010

New Year's Day Parade


Like everything in London, welcoming in the new year is spectacular. Fantastic fireworks on the eve and the Mayor's parade on New Year's day. Thousands of performers from marching bands to giant pigeons, puppets, morris dancers, firemen, and clowns to mention but a few. It takes over three hours for the parade to weave it's noisy and colourful way from Piccadilly to Westminster. Nature was kind and New Years day was fine and sunny - that surely is a good start to 2010.

10 comments:

Gunn White said...

I have watched this famous parade once, some years back, from outside Waterstone`s at Piccadilly.
It was FUN, but cold and not much sunshine....
Anyway, a great shot, with good use of focal point.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend too.

Yogesh Naik said...

Super cute... ;-)

jennyfreckles said...

I didn't know there was another Mayor's Parade. Seems perverse to always have them in the winter, but I guess it cheers people up. Glad the sun shone - send some up here please!

Tinsie said...

What a fab shot! We didn't make it to the parade this year, so I'd be interested in seeing more photos :-)

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Erin said...

It surely is. :)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Happy new year!
I look forward to your daily peak at London.

MARIA GRAZIA said...

A warm sunny start for a Happy 2010! To you, Mo.

Hilda said...

Glad you had good weather for your parade, which sounds awesome.

Stephen Chapman... said...

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Just post your pictures on your own blog and then post a comment on MY blog (on the 5th) with your name, location and link to your site – I then update the entry so the world has your link. Remember to mention my blog on your own blog so that your visitors get to see the other contributions.

Interested?

Here’s a link to my blog: http://thestateofthenationuk.blogspot.com/
and a link to the “5 on the fifth” entries: http://thestateofthenationuk.blogspot.com/search/label/5%20on%20the%20fifth

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