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Today's River Pageant

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Today's River Pageant

Today's big event is the River Pageant.  Although the weather isn't good at present crowds are already turning up to claim their places on the route.

River Pageant
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Another interesting site worth looking at:
More River Pageant
It shows the build-up of the flotilla.
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Real shame about the weather though.
On a slightly offbeat note, a skilled artisan has probably spent weeks designing, building and covering with luxurious red material the thrones installed on the Royal barge, and they went completely unused.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

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A fantastic spectacle.  Despite the weather it went off well and the crowds enjoyed it.  We do events like this so well Cool Cool
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Yes it was a fantastic spectacle and very well done, shame about the fly-past, I hope they do that tomorrow before the concert.
Thanks for those links earlier artmo  Smiley
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could do it during the concert, might sound better Roll eyes Roll eyes
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An interesting 'tongue in cheek' article.  I watched mostly on the BBC but did also look at ITV and Sky.  They all seemed to take the same video feed but had their own commentary. I preferred the BBC. The others struck me as being a bit lightweight.
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Jan Moir in today's Mail tore into the BBC studio coverage with a vengeance: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2154222/Queens-Diamond-Jubilee-2012-BBC-sank-tide-wittering-...
'fraid I agree with her...
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.