carnival spiritPosted: August 28, 2007
First impressions: There were a lot of people.
Mostly dressed in bright colours.
There was also a lot of rubbish, everywhere.
(…and guys too cool for school :D)
There were also a lot of people selling, and buying, rubbish.
And then there was a lot of waiting around.
We were all waiting for the main parade to come by.
When it did, I have no idea where the thousands of people appeared from.
I should have called this "the calm before the storm".
Then the parade came by! In all its colourful, heart thumping bass soca way.
The costumes, the dancing, all fabulous!
Although some people were feeling tired of having the hundreth photo taken of them. :D
Elsewhere in Notting Hill:
There were a lot of police around. Some were on these magnificent horses.
They were getting a lot of love indeed. :D
I have to say that they were the highlight of my day, too.
In the end I escaped the crush of people to Hyde Park.
I had lovely lunch near Hyde Park Corner and thought that honestly I'm not very disappointed it took me all this time to pop over to the carnival. I suppose it's one of those things that is better exprienced with someone or a group of friends. But in the end I'm glad I went, it's just been embarrasing not to have been all this time I've been in London. And it was a nice day out with my Holga, too.