Monday, April 25, 2011

Around town at the holidays

It’s a long holiday weekend here in the UK, early predictions of rain giving way to flawless blue skies and summertime warmth.  London is turning towards the Royal Wedding next Friday, blue skies and colorful flags bringing in the tourists (and driving out the locals, all taking an 11-day Easter holiday this year).

A great combination for sightseeing and people-watching.

A common-touch in front of Parliament as a single car violates the no-parking zones; a common row over the Pope at Trafalgar to accent the Passion Play.


Uncommon colour at the Mall Galleries; barriers sand bunting going up along the wedding route.



Then out to Harwich and the seaside – home of the Mayflower and still one of England’s busiest seaports


Beach huts, like sailing cabins inside,  refuge from the sun and tourists, still connected to the breeze and the sea.


It’s starting to feel like summer, everywhere…

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