Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee

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    Earth has not anything to show more fair:
    Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
    A sight so touching in its majesty:
    This City now doth like a garment wear
    The beauty of the morning; silent , bare,
    Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie
    Open unto the fields, and to the sky,
    All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.
    Never did the sun more beautifully steep
    In his first splendour, valley, rock, or hill;
    Ne'er saw I, never felt a calm so deep!
    The river glideth at his own sweet will:
    Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
    And all that mighty heart is lying still!
     
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    I toyed with the idea of going up to London today - my brother's crash pad would have been an ideal place to watch the festivities... but I had too much to do.

    You guys sure know how to do that whole 'pageantry' thing though. Pretty impressive display along the river.
     
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    I really loved those 'Dunkirk' boats... I read up on Dunkirk recently... awesome achievement. Brave little island, your England.
     
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    Many of the historic Dunkirk 'Little Ships' in the Thames flotilla. My Great Uncle was evacuated from Dunkirk in 1940. Wonder if it was in one of those boats.....
     
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    My former place of work in London (until 2008) was right on the river, between Waterloo and Blackfriars bridges. 10th floor roof terrace would have been a great place to watch this.
     
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    Are these guys going to be appearing at the "festivities"?

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeP220xx7Bs"]The Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Gotta say, that whole 'Dunkirk' thing gave me a whole new respect for your island. You are an exceptionally brave bunch - such a small island, such a massive global impact. And, I do like the Queen. She's incredible for her age... sure, she's had a privileged life but she has given a lot to the country in return, I think. Pity y'all have Charles to look forward to. :lol: William is gonna rock as King.
     
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    I really have no problem with Charles, though I suspect I'm probably in the minority. My brother knows them all quite well (shoots with them even now and again). Says Charles is very intelligent and well informed, and apparently very pleasant in person, once you've got used to him.
     

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