Sydney Mardi Gras 2012


In 1978 more than 500 people had gathered on Sydney’s Oxford Street to protest against police harassment, anti-homosexual laws and to call an end to discrimination against gays over housing and employment. Today, Sydney’s Mardi Gras, whilst still political, has become an enormous celebration and has grown into one of Australia’s biggest tourist drawcards.

Last night’s soggy and inclement weather couldn’t dampen this years parade which saw more than 9000 people participate in the march. And, once again, we were all treated to floats from various social and religious groups, and contingents from the police, fire-brigade and ambulance service. To the tens of thousands that watched and cheered the procession, it was another wonderful night.

Happy Mardi Gras! (click on an image to see it larger and view it in the gallery)

Canon 7D | EF 24-70L | Handheld | ISO 6400 | f2.8

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Bec says:

    These a fantastic.

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      It was a wonderful night Bec; full of colour, energy and music. Thanks heaps.

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  2. Jhodi Kirk says:

    awesome photos distan where was your vantage point

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Hi Jhodi; I took these up in down Flinders street. The majority of them were taken on the corner of Flinders and Moore Park Road, outside the Captain Cook Hotel.
      Thanks for dropping by again Jhodes. Happy Mardi Gras!

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  3. too bad I couldn’t be there! from your nice photos I could see that it was very happening, thanks for capturing the moment perfectly!

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    1. Distan Bach says:

      Thanks Michael; it’s always a fun and colourful night.

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  4. Mike Moruzi says:

    Those are some wild outfits!

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