The Streatham Common Annual Kite Day
A festival of kite flying in south London
(Photos ©urban75, 11th April 2010)
Now in its twelfth year,
the Streatham Common Kite Day is a great free day out.
The weather was nearly perfect too, with plenty of gusts keeping the kites airborne.
We cycled in from Brixton, and arrived at the eastern end of the Common which has great views over south west London.
There was a good crowd of people flying kites.
A flying lizard thing.
Red fish with a big eye against a brooding sky. When the sun went out it was f-f-f-reezing!
Big queue for the ice creams!
The fabulous flying octopus.
A couple watch the parachute.
A failed launch!
Plane takes off!
The airborne galleon.
Controlling the kites.
This was a ridiculously easy kite to fly.
By the end we were absolutely freezing, so went to the Rookery cafe for a warming cuppa.
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