Sunday, 5 August 2012

Peeping Toms celebrating 50th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence

Hello all!!

Exactly 50 years ago Jamaica attained full independence from The United Kingdom and Brixton and Brixtonians took to the streets to mark the occasion. The sun was out, music was loud and food was good. But for me, it was the people that made the day. Of course, friends I was with, but also people I snapped along the way. Today was perfect for one of my favourite hobbies: people watching!

So, here is who I met today (as ever, click on the image to enlarge).

A very cool character, watching the festivities on stage:

A few boys moving to the old style reggae sounds:

Usain Bolt's biggest fan. She was popular with the crowd and happily posed for quite a few people:

A very proud owner of a unique bike. He paraded through Brixton throughout the afternoon, stopping every once in a while for people to take pictures of his precious treasure:

Then I spotted this man with a beautiful smile and cool style:

 Some took time out and enjoyed the celebration from the sides:

And then,... and then,... I saw someone that made my day. He stood there, unmoving, barely breathing, focused on his subject:

He was perfectly unaware that I stood there watching him, doing exactly the same thing he was doing to someone else. 
Peeping Tom? Me or him? Both of us? I know someone who often says "it takes one to know one", so maybe we both are!

Have a lovely week everyone and I hope that you get to spend time with people who you find interesting, that challenge you and make you smile!!

Red xx



Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

A great series of photos, loved the last one. Have a good evening Diane

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Red:
How absolutely wonderful and such great fun. It is moments such as these that one is so thankful to be part of a multi cultural, multi race society, something which we very much miss in Hungary, for as such one enjoys and takes part in so many rich, life enhancing experiences.

Magical Day Dream said...

Haha fun. Especially that last guy. There must have been great music!



Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Ha, I always love your slice of life photos, makes me feel like I was right there! Hope you're off to a great new week!

xo Mary Jo

Anonymous said...

Oh was there any amazing food around? I love Jamaican goat curry, I ate it a lot in London.

Bonnie said...

The last one has to be my favorite. You captured some great moments!
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