Queen opening Fifth Welsh Assembly

The Queen visited the Senedd in Cardiff yesterday, 7 June, to open the Fifth Welsh Assembly.

I took my trusty OM-2N along and to take some photos. I usually find at this kind of event the people watching make the most interesting subjects, rather than the actual event itself.

21 gun salute for the Queen - actually 3 guns firing 7 times each

21 gun salute for the Queen – actually 3 guns firing 7 times each

Not often you see armoured trucks parked in the Bay

Not often you see armoured trucks parked in the Bay

This was how many people viewed the events, with mobile phones held above heads

This was how many people viewed the events, with mobile phones held above heads

Not quite sure what the pick axe is for!

Not quite sure what the pick axe is for!

The man with the golden axe

The man with the golden axe

We're all mad here

We’re all mad here

Think she might be a Royal supporter

Think she might be a Royal supporter

Welsh Guards presenting arms

Welsh Guards presenting arms

A ballet of guardsmen

A ballet of guardsmen

Sharpshooter

Sharpshooter

Interesting read. Close to the Senedd is a sculpture installation commemorating Welsh soldiers who died at the Somme. So this seemed quite appropriate.

Interesting read. Close to the Senedd is a sculpture installation commemorating Welsh soldiers who died at the Somme. So this seemed quite appropriate.

All photos taken on Ilford XP2 and developed in Rodinal 1:100.

Advertisements

About cariadus

Photography addict. Film shooter.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: