Notting Hill Carnival

Yesterday we had a chance to shoot pictures at the Notting Hill Carnival.  Unfortunately London weather reared it’s head, and we had light to heavy rain throughout the morning when we were out shooting.

Many of the floats were delayed in starting due to getting ready in the horrible weather, but in the end they ran.

This was my first time attending this event, but I’ve added it to my list of things to come back and see again at some point.  Though next time, I would love better weather.


Neeley and I took the Eurostar from Paris to London under the English channel two days ago for the first time, the view is spectacular from 250 feet below the water.

The trip takes about 2.5 hours, and drops you off in the newly renovated St Pancras station.  The station is beautiful, but we didn’t take any pictures yet, as we were lumbering around with our luggage.  We will return later in the week to take pictures.

The following day we explored the bank district and ate a wonderful lunch at Simpson’s Tavern, a great lunch place in the heart of the financial district with a long history.

Brick Lane is the plan for the near future as we prepare to host our workshop participants for the coming up Nottinghill Carnival.