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Hamster Dancin' Around the World

 
 
McTag
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2011 02:06 am

Hope you (and Penny) have a good time at the Carnival today Bazza, and don't suffer lasting damage to the old eardrums.

Yesterday, I stayed on the DLR to Bank, intending to stroll past St Paul's and up Fleet Street to Leicester Square (for Piccadilly Line tube), but a sudden squall made me change my plans, and I took Central Line to Holborn. OK?

Going back up home today Sad
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Barry The Mod
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2011 11:26 am
Penny and I have just got back from a brilliant first day of Carnival (we only got rained on once). With the easy part over (taking them),now comes the long boring bit,loading them up.Back ASAP.
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Barry The Mod
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2011 02:27 pm
Early morning start.We got the bus to Lewisham.Got the DLR to Bank station.Got on the subway to Notting Hill Gate.WRONG STATION! Should have been Westbourne Park.Silly me!Asked a policeman for directions.After a 15 minute walk we were back in the same familiar area as last year.Got 2 new whistles,just in case any more get lost on her journeys.It was a sunny/cloudy morning.Couldn't really tell how it was gonna turn out.Anyway,around 11am it all kicked off....
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/003.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/004.jpg

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http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/009.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/010.jpg
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Barry The Mod
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2011 03:10 pm
Each group is led into Carnival by big trucks,stacked out with loudspeakers,pumping out Caribbean music.As they pass you can feel the airwaves pounding your chest.Here's a truck with a Steel Band on it....
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/035.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/036.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/011.jpg

This lady could be a super hero. (Ms Attitude)...
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/012.jpg

Here's a grown up,acting like a kid,and having fun....
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/013.jpg

This little fella's Mom and Dad were in the Carnival spirit,but I don't think he was....
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/015.jpg

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jespah
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2011 03:36 pm
Wow how gorgeous. I LOVE Ms. Attitude.
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Barry The Mod
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2011 03:38 pm
Back to the show....
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/016.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/017.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/020.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/022.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/023.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/025.jpg

Barry The Mod
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2011 03:59 pm
Lots more to go....
Thirsty work,carrying this stuff around the streets of London
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/026.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/028.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/031.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/034.jpg

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Barry The Mod
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2011 04:10 pm
Back to the kids....
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/038.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/039.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/040.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/042.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/044.jpg

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Barry The Mod
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2011 04:25 pm
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/045.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/047.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/048.jpg

Penny was having so much fun she decided to join Carnival by jumping onto this guys float....
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/049.jpg

These guys had loadsa fun,dancin' to the music and chucking brown chocolate flavour stuff at themselves....
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/051.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/052.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/053.jpg

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http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/060.jpg

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Barry The Mod
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2011 04:40 pm
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/062.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/063.jpg

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http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/074.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Kids%20Day/077.jpg

Back tomorrow,same bat time,same bat channel,but with the "grown ups".
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2011 05:12 pm
@Barry The Mod,
You've got a great eye.

Good camera gear is one thing, but you've got the eye.

Some tremendous shots in there.
Roberta
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2011 05:28 pm
@ehBeth,
I agree with Beth, Barry. Great eye. And great to see Penny in a lot of the shots.
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margo
 
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Reply Sun 28 Aug, 2011 08:22 pm
Wonderful!

Great colours there!
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McTag
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 03:00 am

Tks 4 pics Baz.
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margo
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 03:46 am
I read that the Notting Hill Carnival is a trouble magnet, and over 5000 police were rostered - they must have known that Penny was coming!
Barry The Mod
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 10:18 am
@margo,
There has been a little trouble in the past fourty years it's been running.Only to be expected when,over the 2 days,over a million peeps come to enjoy the show.Some drink too much,others are arrested for drugs.The reason there were so many Cops this year was because of the riots in London a couple of weeks back and they didn't want it kicking off all over again.This is the second time I've been to Carnival and have never felt intimidated or afraid.
I've posted some small video clips on Photobucket taken on Sunday.Lets see if this works....
http://s1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Videos/

It works for me but let me know if it works for others.If it does,I have a few more taken today.
Working on todays pics now.Back ASAP.
jespah
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 10:22 am
@Barry The Mod,
http://vid1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting Hill Carnival 2011 - Videos/th_001.jpg
Barry The Mod
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 10:25 am
@jespah,
WOW.That was quick.Thanks.I've just changed the link so that it starts on the main page.
Laters.
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Barry The Mod
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 02:45 pm
Carnival - Day 2.
Me and the Penster got there WAY too early yesterday,so we adjusted our alarm clocks for an extra 2 hours sleep in.We went to our usual place on the Carnival parade line and met Carl.He's the guy wearing the cap....
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Main%20Day/020.jpg
He came to England from Trinidad many years ago and told us some great stories of Carnival from way back.

Kicking off with some pics from today....
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Main%20Day/022.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Main%20Day/011.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Main%20Day/003.jpg
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Main%20Day/032.jpg
Shrewsbury Mews W2 and Plaza Dry Cleaners and Laundry seem to feature a lot in my pics.If you come to Carnival,you'll know where to find me.
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Main%20Day/033.jpg
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Barry The Mod
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 03:34 pm
This little lad couldn't cope with the loud music....
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Main%20Day/084.jpg

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Main%20Day/035.jpg

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http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af138/barrythemod/Notting%20Hill%20Carnival%202011%20-%20Main%20Day/046.jpg
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