A Weekend Jam Packed with Standing

Last weekend was the annual Lord Mayor’s Show in the City of London and Remebrance Sunday at the Cenotaph in Whitehall.  I made it to the Lord Mayor’s Show last year.  Pat and I had a fantastic spot right by Mansion House, the Lord Mayor’s residence.  This year I decided to stake out a place by St. Paul’s.  Wasn’t quite the same without the company of a well hat’d gentleman, but I soldiered on.

Got a nice spot right across from St. Paul’s where the new Lord Mayor’s coach would be turning in to the front of the cathedral. The parade started at 11 o’clock down the street at Guild hall and made it to St. Paul’s a few minutes after. The forecast for Saturday was heavy rain. I was really hoping that wouldn’t be the case. At first it wasn’t, but as the show rolled on, the heavy rain made it’s presence known. It was so bad I even put the camera away. Miraculously, just as the Lord Mayor’s Coach was arriving, the rain stopped and the clouds even broke up a bit. No soggy cloaks for the Lord Mayor while he get his blessing on the steps of the cathedral.

Gentlemen Onlookers

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