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Monday, 8 September 2014

Greenwich Festival

On Sunday I returned to Greenwich with a friend to see a little more of the Greenwich  Festival. There were lots of entertainers and activities for the children.








 A theatre/dance group entertaining the crowds.
This giant lobster was a huge hit with the children.


The town was crowded beyond capacity so we walked further along the Thames Path to move away from the crowds. This gentleman was singing and playing the mandolin. It took me a few minutes to realise they were not his real legs on show as he was standing in the diving suit which was swaying to the music.










here were numerous actors along the Thames path showing the kind of wares that would have been sold during Victorian times. Here they had mussels in one of the baskets and pies in the other.



But it was the Tall Ships that were the stars of the Festival.
















Here a couple of the ships are going through The Thames Barrier











 As this ship was going past I noticed some men climbing up to adjust the rigging.



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31 comments:

  1. Wow, beautiful festival and so interesting. I love Greenwich and the River Thames.

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  2. Great photos and a very interesting festival but the Tall Ships are definitely the stars of the festival for me also!

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  3. Very interesting festival! Great photos!

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  4. Oh, how fun!! Such a colorful festival and wonderful captures! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great new week!!

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  5. Love those ships! And the diver and mandolin player are really fun! :-)

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  6. Great photos - especially of the ships. I was there today, but it was winding down as it was the last day of the festival. The historical costumes look amazing. All the best, Bonny

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  7. What a fun time for you and us! Gorgeous photography of the wonderful events ~ course love the ships!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  8. What a fun time for you and us ~ Great photography of the wonderful events and of course I love ships!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. Looks like a good day out. I like performers like the mandolin player that stop you while you work out what is real and what isn't.

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  10. Looks like a fun festival and I love the ships.

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  11. Great festival and love the period costumes.

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  12. What a wonderful festival and those Tall Ships look so stately against the City of London backdrop.

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  13. Those tall ships are so pretty! I'll bet it was quite a sight to see them all sailing downriver.

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  14. Great fun captures.I enjoy such events. :)

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  15. Looks like a lot of fun to be had by all.

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  16. Looks also as a lot of fun !

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  17. A very nice festival, September seems to be the festivalmonth everywhere!

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  18. I can see why the Giant Lobster would be popular.

    I think a place can be an eye sore and part of our heritage at the same time. The whole history of that part of the UK is well worth exploring - and the coast in that area is probably more "authentic" than anything in Windermere!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  19. It seems that you are always busy. There is so much to see and do in London and its surroundings that no one can say "I'm bored". The tall ships look great against the City backdrop.

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  20. Some fun shots. I like the one of the musician being carried by the spaceman.

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  21. Looks like fun and your photos capture it well! I really like the one of the mandolin player. That one certainly plays tricks on the eyes.

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  22. These are wonderful boats, a sight to see. Love your shots of them.

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  23. Oh my! Those tall ships certainly were the stars of the show. I got a kick out of the mandolin player though...clever!..Janey

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  24. Looks like fun! The ship pictures are amazing.

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  25. That looks like an awesome festival.

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  26. It all looks so authentic. The ships must have looked wonderful.

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  27. Wow, GREAT pictures of the Greenwich Festival♡♡♡ My husband really LOVED to see the ships (yes, Tall Ships , especially) Thank you very much for the glimpse of your wonderful festival:-)

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in England, xoxo Miyako*

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  28. How exciting, all this! What a trip you had!
    I'd love to live somewhere near water and get to see such things.

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  29. I think you used the word 'envious' in your latest comment on my blog. I also think you know that merely the mention of 'Greenwich' incites that emotion in me. Great pictures -- though I'd be mostly on the Thames Path (which we also enjoyed greatly) instead of in the crowded town on this occasion.

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