Red, white and blue

The UK is gearing up to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next weekend, which will involve processions, river pageants and street parties over a two-day public holiday.

My local shopping mall is already in the mood, with Union Jack flags festooning a vast outdoor thoroughfare. It’s usually on big Royal occasions that the flag flutters everywhere. The shot above also reveals the diversity of the neighbourhood and city, living underneath such a traditional emblem.

The shopping complex is also quite new and shiny with modernistic architecture. Seeing it so brightly decorated caused me to stop, take some photographs and think about the sense of celebration under the summer sun which is finally with us.

I wonder just how many times red, white and blue will feature in photographs over the coming week?…

See also: Jubilee Thames

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