Headed up town I heard the sounds of a nearby parade, and I made my way over to the Parliament Buildings where the parade was being staged.
Headed towards the paradeRemember I wrote about The Changing of the Guard Ceremony last year? It is held at The Garrison outside The Main Guard.
Today it seemed the decision was taken to stage it in the city centre outside the Parliament Buildings.
Both sides of the street was filled with tourists and locals alike, and I opted for the side that was less crowded.
You know I love parades so I was happy to stand in the sunshine and take a few photos.
The corps is made up of retired members of the Barbados Legion.
Lord Nelson statue in the background taking it all in.
I thought it would be nice to record a little video as well.
I also thought it would be nice to record a second video. It was too large for Blogger so I uploaded it to YouTube instead.
At 0.47 in the video the Sargeant-at-Arms drops his staff during one of his routines. The crowd was silent at first, and then many impatient folks started saying, "Pick it Up" but there is a protocol to be followed, so have a look see.
I thought to myself, he must have done that routine a million times, and today of all days it drops from his hands. I felt badly for him since I had never seen that happen during all my years of watching parades.
I hope he's gotten over it by now...we are all only human.