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I will miss visiting Montreal as well, I have friends there, and relatives in the Eastern Townships.

 

I'll also miss the Cherry Blossom Festival in Vancouver.   The night event in Queen Elizabeth Park was very interesting.

 

Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada. 15th Apr, 2017. Colourful illuminations of the ornamental cherry blossoms Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

I wonder what Niagara Falls looks like now?

 

Crowds of tourists watch and take photos of Niagara Falls from the Canadian side. Group of people viewing the Horseshoe Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

 

Convocation at Simon Fraser University.  The pipers lead the way.

 

BURNABY, BC, CANADA.  JUNE 12, 2014:  Simon Fraser University graduands walk in procession towards the Convocation Stock Photo

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My 3:

 

Evening or night time view of a wedding party outside in the grounds of the Mena House Hotel, Giza, Cairo, Egypt, North Africa

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A line of walkers on an organised walk across a field in the countryside

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A party of walkers, ramblers or hikers at the Krimml Waterfalls Austria

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John.

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, meanderingemu said:

oo busy moving....

Yes, this is one of Quebec's profoundest mysteries.

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Brick Lane in London

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Filming an act at an open air concert.

 

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Tourism and shopping at night in Seoul, Korea

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38 minutes ago, Colin Woods said:

Yes, this is one of Quebec's profoundest mysteries.

 

 

it was my biggest shock when i moved to Toronto 30 years ago, what i can rent apartments at the start of any month?

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32 minutes ago, meanderingemu said:

it was my biggest shock when i moved to Toronto 30 years ago, what i can rent apartments at the start of any month?

Are you from Montreal originally?

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My three crowded ones

 

 

The Park Glastonbury Festival 2013 Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crowd of tourists gathering for the sunset at Cabo de São Vicente, Cape St. Vincent, Algarve, Portugal. Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

 

Tourist taking pictures to  The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo Sistine Chapel ceiling. Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

 

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Massed Pipes & Drums  during the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland

 

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Crowds watch as United States Navy hovercraft lands on Hole in the Wall beach in Niantic, Connecticut during OpSail 2012 opening day celebrations, commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812 

 

 

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US President Bill Clinton reaches out to shake hands amidst a smiling crowd after the Memorial Day Parade in his hometown (and mine) Chappaqua New York. I doubt we'll be having the parade this year with over 18,000 cases in Westchester County where I live as of April 10. 

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Hopefully Social Gathering images are not confined to humans? I thought I'd look at social gatherings in the marine world.

A gathering of shrimps cleaning a pufferfish
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A school of catfish - 
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A pack of sharks

 


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10 hours ago, Colin Woods said:

Are you from Montreal originally?

 

 born in Hudson, CEGEP and Uni in Montreal. 

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My entries:

Spectators at Biggin Hill airshow

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Sunny day in Jurassic coast

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Crowd cheering Pigs during a pig race in a farm.

 

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Congratulations on your win, Colin. Here's 3 from me.

 

Chinese New Year celebrations in Woking, Surrey, UK:

 

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A group of visitors at Avebury Stone Circle touching the neolithic stones, which some people believe to have healing energies:

 

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Participants in the Farnborough winter half-marathon, UK, which starts under the old airship hangar:

 

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Water park, downtown Oklahoma City.
 

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Vintage 1944 Union Pacific steam engine visiting Oklahoma, and the crowd come to see it.

 

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Budweiser beer wagon pulled by Clydesdale horses, Centennial parade, Guthrie, Oklahoma.

 

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#1 - Reading Prison exterior, Reading, Berkshire, England, GB, UK.

Reading Prison exterior, Reading, Berkshire, England, GB, UK. Stock Photo

 

 

#2 - Fund-raisers dressed as Santas cycled in the 'Santa Cycle', part of the annual 'Santa Dash' to raise money for the Thames Hospice charity.
Fund-raisers dressed as Santas cycled in the 'Santa Cycle', part of the annual 'Santa Dash' to raise money for the Stock Photo
 
#3 - Aldermaston, Berkshire, England, GB, UK. 9th August 2014. A 7 mile (11km) long hand-knitted 'scarf' was unrolled along the route from the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston to AWE Burghfield today, as Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) knitters called for Nuclear weapons system, Trident, and any possible replacement to be scrapped. This ahead of an expected Parliamentary vote in 2016 on whether the government should spend over £100 billion on a new nuclear weapons system. Credit: Danny Callcut / Alamy Live News
Aldermaston, Berkshire, England, GB, UK. 9th August 2014. A 7 mile (11km) long hand-knitted 'scarf' was unrolled Stock Photo
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When I think about the dozens and dozens of events that I covered last year that won’t be happening this year, it is very sad, especially the book, fringe and international festivals in Edinburgh in August. Here are a few from last year.


Wartime Experience Day, National Museum of Flight

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Jousting event at Linlithgow Palace

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An extinction rebellion protest at the Scottish Parliament

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Spectators on the terraces of Ernest Wallon stadium, home ground of Stade Toulousain rugby union team, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Occitanie, France.

Allez Stade!

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Herbert Graedtke as 'Bacchus' with wine queen and princesses at Radebeul Herbst und Weinfest, Sachsen, Saxony, Germany

Pretty social as I recall......a seller too.......

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Demo, Oviedo, Asturias, Spain.

An in- camera pano that actually worked out. It was actually wider than it displays on the forum.

 

 

 

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Hi Colin; congrats on your win and appropriate choice of topic! Here are mine:

 

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1. Old Town Square,Prague; people waiting to see the Astronomical clock in action

 

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2. People travelling on a water bus during the Venice Carnival (note the face mask!)

 

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3. Crowds out for the bars and restaurants, Pub Street, Siem Reap, Cambodia

 

Kumar

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My three for April.

 

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Maypole dance in the village of Wray, Lancashire

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St. Mark's Basilica, Venice
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Choir singing at the base of the 199 steps,  Whitby, Yorkshire.
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Morris men killing time as they wait to dance at Sidmouth Folk Week.

Sidmouth, UK. 6th August, 2017.  Musicians and dancers wait to perform on Sidmouth seafront at the town's annual Stock Photo

 

 

Guitars On The Beach, Lyme Regis.

Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK. 6th September, 2014. Guitarists from all over the UK got together today for Guitars on the Stock Photo

 

 

Impromptu social gathering during a sudden downpour in Sidmouth.

A crowd of people huddle together and shelter from the rain under a shop awning in Sidmouth, Devon. Stock Photo

 

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43 minutes ago, TeeCee said:

Impromptu social gathering during a sudden downpour in Sidmouth.

A crowd of people huddle together and shelter from the rain under a shop awning in Sidmouth, Devon. Stock Photo

 

 

I suppose the shop was full and they had to stay outside.

 

Great image.

 

Allan

 

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