Wednesday 30 June 2010

golowan flags

I've been distracted by balmy summer sunshine, our annual Golowan festival, and one of my dearest friends coming to stay. All perfect reasons not to be sitting at the computer.

One of the highlights of Golowan is the beautiful vibrant banners and flags that are made by the local community, and used to decorate the town. I love the bursts of colour against bright blue skies, and the gentle sound of them flapping in the wind. They make this small town burst into life, ready for the festivities to begin.

My favourites this year were the new flags at our very own lido, the Jubilee Pool. These were designed and made to celebrate the pool's 75th anniversary.

Aren't they wonderful? The pool also has it's own team of synchronised swimmers called The Jubilees, who performed on Quay Day.

The other thing I love are the reflections of the flags in the sea below the Prom.

Colour reflected in still waters always seems quite magical.


dottycookie said...

Ooh, the pool looks irresistible!

rachel said...

Those flags are quite stunning!

Lisa said...

Fab photos. Those flags are spectacular.
Lisa x

Pipany said...

Hello you. Those Lido flags are really amazing. I really must get over there and take a look for myself. Hope all is well with you dear Diana? Love and hugs to you and Walter xx

harmony and rosie said...

Oh yes I do feel quite homesick now. I loved the link to the pool and remember very clearly coming home with the most dreadful sunburn after spending a day there as a child.

Lovely photos of the flags, particularly the last one - very atmospheric. I hear it's busy there now.

Kate x

Jen Walshaw said...

Oh how wonderful, I miss the outdoor pool we had in the Berks/Oxon border

A Bun Can Dance said...

It is magical, indeed.
I love those flags. In fact I always love flags and banners - there is something magical about colourful fabric rippling in the breeze.
It sounds like you are having a wonderful time, which is how our days should always be.
Happy days to you and your friend!
Denise x

dragonfly said...

Those flags are wonderful - I love the colours and the movement.

The Curious Cat said...

oh I love that last photo!