London’s New Year’s Day ParadePosted: January 1, 2013
Boy have I got some photos for you! I went out walking with my camera today and somehow managed to take about 760 photos!! I’ve got a bunch of new street art photos to sort through, but today I thought I’d share some from London’s New Year’s Day Parade. The parade happens every year, and has been running since 1987 (when it was known as “Lord Mayor of Westminster’s Big Parade”). Up to 10,000 performers from across the world take part, and hundreds of thousands of spectators gather on the streets of London to watch.
It’s always freezing, but at least it didn’t rain this year like it did last year. Some of the participants in the parade really get into it, and I’m always amazed by the energy from the dancers, especially the cheerleaders. As cheerleaders are such an American thing and we don’t really go in for all that here (we’re far too British), I always look forward to seeing them perform. The American marching bands are also really good, and I’m afraid to say they beat ours hands down!
Anyway, I whittled my parade photos down to around 300, and if you want to see the whole set they’re here on Flickr. Here are a few of my favourites…