Jubilee Patriots

Such is the global reach of news that, wherever you are reading this across the world, you will probably know that here in the UK we have been celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

A four-day weekend of national celebration ended yesterday (Tuesday 5 June).  It included a river pageant on the Thames, a service of Thanksgiving in St Paul’s Cathedral, and a magnificent concert in front of Buckingham Palace featuring Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Lang Lang to name just a few.

London has been home to vast enthusiastic crowds of well-wishers who, along with the Royal Family, have braved typically unseasonal British weather. Yesterday afternoon after a carriage procession through London, crowds packed The Mall to cheer the Queen’s balcony appearance at Buckingham Palace that marked the end of the festivities.

All over the UK, towns and villages have held their own local celebratory events. So it seemed appropriate to post a few images today from a Jubilee procession through the village where I live.

Click on any image to enlarge it individually, or click the first image and navigate through a slide show of all seven images.

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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12 Responses to Jubilee Patriots

  1. Len says:

    Nice series Andy. The jubilee has been on TV over here almost non-stop.Looks like everyone over there had a great holiday (including you).

  2. We’ve been following the festivities here too andy. The concert was really good. Great shots.

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks for commenting Edith. The concert was amazing. The animations on the Palace facade that were the backdrop to the two songs by Madness who sang on the roof were extraordinary. One of the guys responsible for that was on TV this morning talking about it. Apparently all that animation was put together in the staggeringly short time of three weeks!

  3. Looks like a fun time for all over there. I could use a 4 day celebration of something.

  4. oneowner says:

    Great shot, Andy, and a lot of fun. I’m hoping I’ll get to see that concert footage someday.

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Ken. It’s an excellent concert and some amazing animation work projected onto the Palace walls – that is definitely the highlight (one act from the end)

  5. Phillip says:

    How fun! Great shot Andy.

  6. Marc says:

    Some nice photos there Andy. You’ve captured the spirit of the day for sure. We had similar celebrations here in Devon.

  7. theaterwiz says:

    Looks like fun, nice shots!

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