Pride colours

A few weeks ago, we joined the crush of the crowds watching the Stockholm Pride Parade.

Apart from the dogs, there were a lot of people on floats having fun.

The bold wore adorable hats and gas masks and handcuffed themselves to each other.

The silver seemed to be in a world of his own as he glowed among the brightly-coloured pom poms, like a fish in a coral reef.

The gold played to the crowd with Roman togas and smiles.

And the beautiful – well, they knew they reigned with their golden youth and good looks.

As Asquith once said, “Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.”

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53 responses

  1. They sure know how to throw a parade!

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    August 30, 2010 at 17:58

  2. Adele

    Fantastic! It’s always great to see!

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    August 30, 2010 at 18:09

  3. SirPe

    Or as someone else put it: youth is wasted on the young 😉

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    August 30, 2010 at 18:19

  4. they certinly know how to catch the eye…nice pics…

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    August 30, 2010 at 18:36

  5. I liked the Pet parade better..however that last handsome man is awfully good looking..but young enough to be my son:)

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    August 30, 2010 at 18:52

  6. Nice pix. Yes, Oscar Wilde said youth was wasted on the young. Hmmm, true but what can we do about that?

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    August 30, 2010 at 20:05

  7. What a fun parade! Love all of your photos! And, yes, youth is wasted on the young, but that’s the way it goes! Glad I made the most of mine when I was! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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    August 30, 2010 at 21:16

  8. Ha! Yes, wouldn’t it be nice if youth DID come later in life. 🙂 The photos are so full of glorious colour!

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    August 30, 2010 at 21:51

  9. Had to smile at the youth quote. It’s all-too true. Judging from the pics, everybody had a great time. The Toronto Pride Parade is always a fun show around these parts, too.

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    August 30, 2010 at 22:32

  10. A parade is always fascinating to see! A few weeks ago we had the Gay Parade in Amsterdam. I saw it on TV. It was quite a happening.

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    August 30, 2010 at 22:49

  11. How fun!

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    August 30, 2010 at 23:04

  12. Clive

    Wow, that was some parade – cool photos!

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    August 30, 2010 at 23:56

  13. they are having too much fun! that’s great to see!
    xo

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    August 30, 2010 at 23:58

  14. Luckily, some things of youth can stick around for old-age, but alas – not beautiful bodies such as these!

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    August 31, 2010 at 00:12

  15. This summer, I saw Aerosmith live in concert in Athens in Greece. Steven Tyler, the singer, gave me the impression of being an unusually fit, energetic twenty year old. In fact, he is about sixty. Maybe you can just grab youth with both hands and hold on to it, if you’re determined enough. Or if you’re rock ‘n’ roll enough.

    All the best,
    Bellis

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    August 31, 2010 at 00:13

  16. How nice to see and feel such freedom. Please have a good Tuesday.

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    August 31, 2010 at 00:14

  17. such a zest for life ! wow.

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    August 31, 2010 at 00:33

  18. so much fun and so very colorful. i would love to someday be on the sidelines when the sf gay pride parade takes to the streets.

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    August 31, 2010 at 01:35

  19. Al

    Very colorful and it looks like a lot of fun.

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    August 31, 2010 at 02:16

  20. They are free to be themselves, and that is gorgeous in itself. The physical beauty is a definite plus!

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    August 31, 2010 at 02:23

  21. A festive mood all around, great shots.

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    August 31, 2010 at 04:59

  22. Seems like a lot of fun.

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    August 31, 2010 at 05:36

  23. lovely captures displaying the spirit of the parade!

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    August 31, 2010 at 06:14

  24. wow, this is some parade! stunning shots you got. thanks for sharing.

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    August 31, 2010 at 06:51

  25. What a lot of fun you obviously had!

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    August 31, 2010 at 07:01

  26. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

    My Word Tuesday post

    Seen on My World Tuesday

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    August 31, 2010 at 07:40

  27. Very colourful.

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    August 31, 2010 at 08:34

  28. Blu

    Silver is facinating!

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    August 31, 2010 at 08:45

  29. Ah, yes, I’d love to be young now instead of then…

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    August 31, 2010 at 10:47

  30. That’s some party!

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    August 31, 2010 at 11:44

  31. I went to a pride march in Manchester a couple of years ago and it was brilliant. So much colour and fun

    C x

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    August 31, 2010 at 12:45

  32. You sure captured the spirit of the event. Fun stuff!

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    August 31, 2010 at 15:43

  33. sometimes I wish I had the balls to go all out like that.

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    August 31, 2010 at 17:06

  34. ok the silver dude is my fave!

    A perfect lesson in being uninhibited…
    if only we could all be like that… and just be WHO we are!

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    August 31, 2010 at 18:03

  35. Happy Tuesday!

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    August 31, 2010 at 19:14

  36. LadyFi: Certainly is a colorful parade.

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    August 31, 2010 at 19:51

  37. Woohoo! I always love a parade. If we could only be that free when were get older and not so dang guarded!

    You have yourself one beautiful day!!!

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    August 31, 2010 at 20:52

  38. Wonderful pics of all the action and vibrant colors!

    Thanks for your visit and lovely comment.

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    September 1, 2010 at 00:49

  39. I love the quote and the pictures are very fun. I think I’ve said it before, but I love a parade.

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    September 1, 2010 at 01:33

  40. So much energy! Love that last photo in particular!

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    September 1, 2010 at 03:03

  41. Gotta love a parade! And showing what you believe in while making everybody smile, that’s a win-win!

    The gold and silver people remind me of the Oregon Country Fair held each July near where we stay when we’re there — it’s a throwback to the 1960s days of hope and freedom. And the silver man is famous for walking around — in silver paint (only)…

    Maybe next year we’ll be there for it and I can blog about it.

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    September 1, 2010 at 04:10

  42. Wonderful shots of the lovely parade. This is lot of fun.

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    September 1, 2010 at 05:28

  43. Everyone loves a parade. Glad you enjoyed it Fi. – Dave

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    September 1, 2010 at 10:00

  44. Looks like quite the party!

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    September 1, 2010 at 15:34

  45. zuzanalilly

    Hello from Denmark.;) Never knew that Stockholm had a parade like that; that last girl is gorgeous.;)
    Thank you so much for stopping by my place and your kind comment today,
    xo

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    September 1, 2010 at 16:53

  46. Reb

    Lovely photos, the silver guy is having so much fun! I must say I love the first photo with its light and shadow and that green hat.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind comment.

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    September 1, 2010 at 17:57

  47. Don

    March on! And enjoy!

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    September 1, 2010 at 18:41

  48. Happy Wednesday!

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    September 1, 2010 at 20:35

  49. That looks like one fantastic parade and party. And yes, youth IS wasted on the young 🙂
    Cheers, jj

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    September 2, 2010 at 06:09

  50. What great photo’s of what looks like a good time. I love the smiles. 🙂

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    September 2, 2010 at 08:21

  51. i see mostly good:)

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    September 8, 2010 at 00:35

  52. Fiona,
    the first photo…to the right…what is on the face of woman?
    a MASK?
    very nice shots
    congrats
    HAVE A NICE DAY and thank u very much for your visit at my vernissage and much more for the help to refugees,.

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    September 8, 2010 at 16:54

    • It’s a gas mask! (Strange thing to wear – and it must have been hot…)

      Thank YOU for inviting me to your vernissage. I loved it!

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      September 8, 2010 at 17:29

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