Diamond Jubilee 2012

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  1. Richard Brown

    Richard Brown Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I've started this thread so folks can post pictures and stories of their jubilee experiences.
    I feel this topic deserves it's own thread rather than posts being swallowed up in a general thread, such as anything goes.

    Remember, celebrations are going on world wide.

    Let's see what is posted, and enjoy.
     
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    i watched a lot of it on the tv,it was amazing,the Horse pageant was fantastic,no one can do pomp and ceremony like the Brits :)
     
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    OK, I'm short of time, so I'm putting up some photos I took when the Queen visited Bromley in May, 2012. The visit was part of her UK tour in the run up to the big events.

    Yes I have posted some of these before......

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    The river pageant was amazing. I will be posting pics later today

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    cool,such a shame about the weather but it clearly didn't stop people enjoying it,hope you didn't get too wet.
     
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    I was extremely lucky weatherwise. It stopped drizzling when I reached Tate Modern. The rain held off till I was walking back to Southwark tube station. The heavens really opened!

    At Victoria, there were crowds on the main concourse waiting for their trains. In their wisdom, Southern Rail was running trains at 1 per hour on each line. My train was a short one to boot,

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    The scene at Westminster and the Embankment. Manic! The tube station was heaving.

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    I went back to my original plan, and travelled to Tate Modern in Southwark. It was less crowded, and I found a spot at the foot of the Millennium Bridge.

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    Cloud shrouded the top of the Shard at London Bridge. The Post Office Tower about a mile away ran an electronic banner in celebration.

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    I couldn't resist! I expect he was posting on the forums :)

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    Some scene setting shots of my location.

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    Let the show begin....

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    the main ship. Spirit of Chartwell with her VIPs

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    I did call out to HM to turn round, but I don't think she heard me....

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    some great photos there Richard,thank you.
     
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    Great pictures Richard!

    The Archangel
     
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    Spot your county's flag. This section featured the Sea Cadets.

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    i like the one of someone using their mbp :)
     

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