Sunday, November 21, 2004
Sunday 21st November 2004. This was the day Birmingham switched it's Christmas lights on.. and I will add pictures soon of the lights and the German market. It was also the day when, for the first time, the Canal Boat Light Parade took place. About 20 boats of various types travelled from the NIA to the Mailbox and back again, all covered in seasonal lights and decoration. I took most of my photographs from the Narrowboat Europe. The pictures, as usual are not brilliant but I had a very good time taking them. Enjoy!
Snowmen? Steph and Caroline from the Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company on the towpath before boarding the Europe. Not sure which is which. They came on board to wave to all the little children.. and big children! And, being that time of year, "The Snowman" is being staged at the Rep soon.
On board the Narrow Boat Europe.... Lisa of duo "Absolute Strings" plays the violin while the legs of musical partner Pete dangle down through the hatch as he plays on deck. Just in the top right corner the dangling limbs of Father Christmas can be made out.. please note that this is the GENUINE Father Christmas and any others in stores and grottos around the land are just people in fancy-dress!!