The Lord Mayor’s Flotilla in London

I was in position on London’s Waterloo Bridge on Saturday 9 November 2013 to take photos of the Lord Mayor’s Flotilla which was due to pass soon after 8.30am. I thought that the bridge would be mobbed with spectators, but there were only about ten of us.

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The Lord Mayor’s Flotilla approaches with Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in the background

I assumed that I’d have loads of time to take photos and videos as all the vessels in the Lord Mayor’s Flotilla were being powered by oars. However, due to the outgoing tide and the muscle power of the oarspersons, the Flotilla passed all too quickly.

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The Lord Mayor’s Flotilla crosses under the Hungerford and Golden Jubilee Bridges

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The Lord Mayor’s Flotilla approaches Waterloo Bridge

The Lord Mayor was in the Queen’s Rowbarge Gloriana which was constructed for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

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Close up of the Gloriana

Lord Mayor's Flotilla heads for Tower Bridge

 The Lord Mayor’s Flotilla heads east towards the City