We went to see the Notting Hill Carnival on Sunday. All the roads in that area had been blocked to traffic and there were policemen everywhere. We managed to see a bit of the procession even though it was quite late in the afternoon. There were little food stalls all along the roads where the carnival was being held. Even those who had come to watch the processions were dressed in very bright clothes. We discovered a very nice café called “Le Pain Quotidien” and sat down for a while.
We sensed the ambiance although there weren’t so many people on the roads by then. It was interesting to see this completely different kind of energy on the streets. Just shows how different worlds co-exist in today’s multicultural Britain.