Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pride Is A Great Thing!!



This past Saturday Ron and I were off to Halifax to see the Gay Pride Parade. Sophie was spending the day at Doggie Day Care with her friends.


We got there early and found a couple of spots in the shade across from The Lord Nelson Hotel.


Ron getting ready for parade to begin!


O.K., let's get this parade started with a  CLICK  on the clip!!!




Here we go:



As the local headline states, this year's 'pride' parade was the 25th for Halifax!!


And of course there was lots of colour:




Dogs everywhere:




Churches were represented:




The police were having a great time along with two of their horses:


The female police officer knew Ron and they had a chat.....


Speaking about the police, here is a very short 'clip' of the RCMP, the Royal Canadian Mounted (mind you, 'walking' today) Police.




OK. A Pride Parade is NOT a pride parade without some flamboyance and 'other gay stuff':




We had a BLAST along with the thousands that were there. This parade draws more people than the 'Natal Day Parade'!














24 comments:

  1. Good Morning Jim!

    Love the colors and everyone so happy. Now, I must say, it looks like the walking RCMP need to do some walking. :-)

    Have a great day!

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    1. LOL! You know I thought the same thing! Great minds think alike and fools....

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  2. What a beautiful assortment of images; so many beautiful colours --- and smiling faces. You've really outdone yourself, Jim :) It looks like everyone had an amazing time.

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    1. Oh Martha! You know how we 'photogs' get!!

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  3. That's so Gay!
    I'm just jealous because I didn't make it to Pride this year. But I'm glad I could see your photos! Tell me, what color Speedo did you wear?
    m.

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    1. well, if truth be told I DID have an assortment of all colours of the 'rainbow'!! lol I did!

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  4. What a great Pride Parade! Looks like you had a bit of everthing and everyone!

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    1. Debra, this year they set out to make this a very inclusive parade...hoping to make new 'converts' instead of turning some off. It seemed to work.

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  5. The bright colours!! So many people, the action, the RCMP, great, and from all those pics, you did indeed have a great time. Cheers,Jean

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    1. It was a good visual affront for the eyes, Jean!

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  6. P R I D E ......

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    1. Wasn't it one of the 'deadly sins'? But who follows that anymore!!!

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  7. Great shots! You really captured the fun atmosphere of the parade.

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    1. Thanks Pat. It was fun and a very 'light' atmosphere....lots of kids, parents and regular folks!

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  8. Very tasteful. I always have my doubts about Pride. It should be about celebrating all of who we are.

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    1. Hey Coop!. I suspect that in the near future (depending on what country you live in and how 'far along' they are with acceptance) there will no need of these separate parades for each 'group'....one parade for all to celebrate living.

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  9. Love the flag clip - the music is perfect.

    I enjoyed the police horse montage. The horses are so well groomed. My best guess would be Canadian Warmbloods? Too bad the Mounties weren't riding.

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    1. I knew you'd have some idea what they were Terry. I did notice that their grooming was very well done.
      I believe the 'mounted' division of the RCMP is stationed in Regina, Saskatchewan and we don't often see them on horses here unless they are touring with their 'Musical Ride'.
      Warmbloods, eh? Learn something new every day!

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  10. looks like a lot more fun that some of the parades around here lately!! Love the dogs, and the fantastic colours...

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    1. You know Jojo, it was a very light-hearted parade that all enjoyed.

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  11. Colourful shots! The Stockholm Gay Pride Parade is marching through the city this coming Saturday.

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  12. I should tell you about the time I ended up in London in the middle of the Gay Pride parade---- how many people do you know that have a photo of 4 guys "moonining" Big Ben?????

    Looks like great fun-- if I was close by I'd have been there!!
    Vicki

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