Sunday, 3 June 2012

Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant

Today some 1.2 million people and me watched the spectacle of various forms of vessels sail or row or steam along the Thames from Chelsea to Tower Bridge. We were lucky enough to have a prime spot on a friend's balcony just between Battersea and Vauxhall Bridges. The weather had turned very cold and rainy (typical British summer weather, really) so we were also very glad of the sheltered position. As well as being able to see all the fantastic boats up close, in Queen's honour, the pink champagne flowed all day. I think I had a little too much as half of my photos seem to have disappeared! Oh well, I took over two hundred...

Here is a pick of the images from this wet and windy Queen's Jubilee Thames Pageant.

The tube station at Vauxhall was jam packed...

Some of the party - we were all donning patriotic colours and hats.

Some people were having a rainy lunch on neighbouring balconies.
The bell boat at the start of the pageant.

Battersea power station and bridge in the distance.

The boats making their way towards Vauxhall Bridge.

The crowds lining the riverbank.

More pictures from the day here.

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