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The Diamond Jubilee thread

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by akulya, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. akulya

    akulya SC Veteran

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    Mar 1, 2011
    Hey everyone,
    I don't know who else was there yesterday - but I got the camera out and soaked in the mood; in addition to a fair bit of rain.

    Because London was so busy, once you had a spot, it was nigh impossible to relocate more than 10m to get a better angle on something, so if you were there, why not share your pictures, and see what other people missed!
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    Anyway, a good day out was had by all, ending up in Camden, heavily refreshed; missing the last tube, and just catching the final train home by a matter of moments - where an impromptu chorus of Jerusalem / Pomp and Circumstance / Bohemian Rhapsody medly carried us through the early hours.

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  2. silverbullet

    silverbullet SC Regular

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    Oct 20, 2010
    Germany
    Thanks for the pics! Yes, there was a very heavy rain at the end, but I watched the German TV in HD, so it was very comfortable for me....... ;-)

    As an old boat-head the oldtimer ships had my special interest, especially the steam boats and the 'Narrow Boats'. When I saw pictures of them I thought that some drunken boat builder mixed up his plans......but the layout had to meet the small canals. So form followed function, great.

    Congrats for you that you have such a wonderful Queen and a husband aged 91 and still standing strong like a rock....... ;-)
     
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  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Have been enjoying this on Oz tv - looking forward to the concert.
     
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  4. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    Great images.
    Yes, I was there. In fact I was with my family just past the stern of HMS Belfast so I may even be in some of your pics.


    I quite liked this one. Posted elsewhere already though.
    Not my child but he was having fun posing for the cameras.
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  5. akulya

    akulya SC Veteran

    219
    Mar 1, 2011
    Nice! I was around City Hall / the scoop at about 11am, but as the crowds started picking up, we went north of the river to get a better vantage point (to find somewhere dry and ideally unpopulated that sold food and beer) and it took about 40mins to cross London Bridge then - if we had got there much later it probably would have been impassible!

    I've never seen so many people out on the streets of London before, it was quite an amazing experience!
     
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  6. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    Some Canon 5d candids from the celebrations on River Thames. Couldn't handle the Ricoh GRD3 today, hands were bad today.......needed the weight of the 5d +24-105 to hold them still for long enough to fire off a shot.

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  7. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    This is just a beautiful thread. All the images capture a celebration that warms the hearts.
     
  8. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    diamond jubilees aren't really my thing but I find it hard to resist a bit of night-shooting ... and there was a beacon being lit ...













    ... and one from before it was dark ...

     
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  9. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
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  10. Looks like some serious fun.
     
  11. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    Decided we should do our bit, so we bought a proper flag for the flag pole we inherited when we moved to this house.


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  12. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Paul, I expected at least the odd owl!!
     
  13. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    Very nice images all. Looks like a good reason to have a pint.
     
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  14. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Castle Combe, Gloucestershire

    Didn't go to any street parties but went to Gloucestershire at the weekend for a wedding. Visited Castle Combe, one of the prettiest villages in England.

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  15. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
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  16. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    I really like that first image with the old flag.
     
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  17. KVG

    KVG SC Regular

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    May 24, 2012
    Calgary, Alberta
    Kelly
    No shots of the queen yet?
     
  18. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    the who?