Nov
12
2012

Thames Festival 2012

Goukaseishi, Thames Festival 2012

On Saturday the 8th the Thames Festival took place in London, and while I was in London I thought I would go for a look.

I caught a bus from Canada Water and got off just near to the South Bank where I saw this cool thing on the top of one of the buildings.

The view from this bridge of some of landmarks is pretty cool, for example this view with the London Eye and Westminster in the background.

Goukaseishi, Thames Festival 2012

and next to the bridge is of course South Bank which is full of many restaurants, such as this I liked for Wahaca.

 

Goukaseishi, Thames Festival 2012

I like this poster for the Southbank

Goukaseishi, Thames Festival 2012

Walking along towards the Thames Festival, I noticed Bart on the small Thames beach. Some guy had created this little prop and was walking around drinking while people through down a pound each time they saw it.

Goukaseishi, Thames Festival 2012

and the rest of the beach was prettty as well.

Goukaseishi, Thames Festival 2012

I made my way to stage in this area, as I thought it was Gabreil’s Wharf where an event was going to take place. The stage had a mini carnival event that was taking place just before the event I wanted to see.

Goukaseishi, Thames Festival 2012

The carnival was pretty with lions, ants etc.

Goukaseishi, Thames Festival 2012

hehe the cool costumes.

Goukaseishi, Thames Festival 2012

and then when it finished I realised I was in the wrong place and I had to rush to get to Gabriel’s Wharf.

Goukaseishi, Thames Festival 2012

Gabriel’s Wharf was easy to miss. Iif you are walking from the South Bank area and towards the OXO tower, then look for an area to the right with wooden huts and then you should see the wall above.

I watched the Shishi Odori event, which was really interesting.

Goukaseishi, Thames Festival 2012

You can view more about the Shishi-Odori dance here.

After watching the Shishi-Odori I made it back towards the South Bank area where I noticed many places for food and craft items, but also this cute character below.

Goukaseishi, Thames Festival 2012

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About the Author: Keith Morrell

はじめましてキースです。よろしくおねがいします。 Hello I'm Keith. I'm 25, a Graphic and Web designer from England. I love design, photography, Japanese culture and much more. I have travelled to Japan twice and I currently live in Huddersfield, England. I use this blog to try show the World what I like about Japan, Design & Photography.