Friday, January 21, 2011

Notting Hill Carnival

Carrying on from when I left Venice I headed back to my jumping off spot, England. The Notting Hill Carnival was very conveniently on during the weekend I got back and I had a wonderful time taking photos and grooving to the music in one of my favorite neighbourhoods of London.
To give you a bit of back story about the carnival Wikipedia states:
The Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event which since 1964 has taken place on the streets of Notting Hill, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea , London, UK each August, over two days (the August bank holiday Monday and the day beforehand).It is led by members of the British African-Caribbean community, particularly the Trinidadian and Tobagonian British population or 'Trinis', many of whom have lived in the area since the 1950s. The carnival has attracted up to 2 million people in the past, making it the second largest street festival in the world after theTrinidad and Tobago Carnival held in that country.

Seeing it from someone else's perspective
Wearing those headdresses like they mean it
Bobby's on Portobello Rd
Cotton candy love
No-one does a crowd like London
Some sailors get lucky with some sensible shoe wearing ladies
A few people from the crowd join a fun conga line
This girl has got her Primark fix
Some entrepreneurial kids
A wonderful mismatch of colours

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