In 20 years of living nearby, I've never been to the carnival, so now was the time. Went early, wandered round, waited for the parade, was astonished by the volume of the music, saw lots of people enjoying themselves. Took lots of photos, too many.
Kids, costumes, colour -
People having fun -
|Queues at official loos were loooong|
|Whistles (colourful plastic) are essential|
Discovery - the "pano" photo on the ipad -
Looking back down Ladbroke Grove to some of the sound trucks and all those people -
And a little story -
At another quiet point the younger girl (18 months?) walked across the road with sister and father in tow, to where a little boy who had started walking not long since was practising his new skill. Kids find each other and just start interacting, lovely to see.