Carnival.

A few months back, we moved into our new apartment - and it's location was one of the best things about it. After a little bit of research, we soon found out that our street faced one of the major roads which houses the annual Notting Hill Carnival.

Jase got to visit this time last year while I was travelling, so I've been looking forward to experiencing it for myself!

Our day started bright and early, when the sounds of drums awoke us at 6:30am - some of the acts getting into the spirit of the day at an ungodly hour. We closed off the bedroom door and slept in a little longer, and have spent the rest of the day so far, being smack bang in the middle of the festivities.

We are lucky enough to have a balcony that overlooks the street - the perfect place to watch the parades and floats go by. The bass of the music literally makes the walls shake, it's that loud. People are dancing and drinking in the streets, things seem quite mellow and friendly, and despite the litter that's starting to pile up everywhere, it seems like an all-round good time! I'll be hearing reggae and soca beats in my head for the next few days, that's for sure.

Apparently tomorrow is the main float parade, so I'm sure we'll be out experiencing that too - but for the meantime, here are some pictures of the festivities.








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6 comments:

Allie said...

Ha! I particularly like the giant cat float!

Sarah said...

Very cool! And I see even Oscar is getting into the swing of things and celebrating. :)

Lindz said...

Wow! How fun is that? It's like living in NYC and watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade from your window!

Ree said...

Oscar looks very happy!

kirby said...

Oscarkitty does not look impressed by the delights of the carnival.
I also really hope the people all over the front of the house in the second to last picture actually LIVE in the place... imagine coming downstairs to find some guy star-fishing it in your lounge-room window frame...

Britt said...

What fun! Those apartments across the street are too cute! I've always wanted to visit England, and this makes me want to come even more :)





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