The French Parish of Notre Dame de France in London is strategically located in Soho, just around Leicester square. I came across Palms Sunday celebration last year and saw they have a very colour procession around the square as part of the celebration.
I made sure to go back this year, working on my soul but also bringing two camera’s.
There is a certain contrast with between entertainment character of the area and a religious celebration, but well, God is everywhere.
A part from the parish members are from African origins and they bring a certain quality of joy and energy in the procession.
Once again the strong contrast between sacred and profane.
Going back to the church we can see Chinatown, this is really a celebration of diversity.
All shots with Leica M262 and Summicron 35mm Asph vII, except the last shot with Summicron 50mm v5.
For those into music like me, the Sex Pistols played in the Church hall in 1976 and even a second time in 1977, for what I read was the first concert of Sid Vicious.
But also The Clash apparently played there in 1979:
( http://www.blackmarketclash.co.uk/Pages/Gigs/The%20Clash/1979-The-Clash-Live/1979%20gigs/79-07-05_Notre%20Dame/79-07-05_Notre%20Dame.html )