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#40 – Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

“They’re changing the guard at Buckingham Palace, Christopher Robin went down with Alice”; the words of the popular poem by A.A. Milne.  I can hear it going round in my head right now.  1,374 more words


The Story of the Changing of the Guard

11:30. We just have to make it by 11:30.

We rushed from the half priced ticket booth at Picadilly Circus (cheap seats to Wicked secured for the evening show!) toward Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guard parade and ceremony. 614 more words


Colour lift 1.1: The red coats are coming!


OK, here the red coats are retreating…but they do turn around, promise!

Here they are!

Superb residual of colonial history!

This post is really about red coats, but first I have to tell you about my week. 1,384 more words


Battle of Britain 75 years on

On Friday, there was a commemoration to mark 75 years from the beginning of the Battle of Britain. We were watching the morning news while eating our breakfast when we heard about it, so of course we were off to compete with the other thousands for a prime viewing site in front of Buckingham Palace.We decided to try for a view of the balcony so we weren’t able to see the enhanced Changing of the guard which was performed by the RAF Queen’s Colour Squadron in the Palace foreground.We managed to stand at the front of the barriers so got a grand view of everything happening outside the gates. 317 more words


Day 92 London

We caught our now regular Number 3 bus into Westminster for a visit to the Household Cavalary museum and to watch the Guard change.

Next was the museum tour that included the stables of the horses in the Household Cavalary. 256 more words

Gyeongbokgung Palace, Korea

In an exciting turn of events, this blog post is about two things!  First, my trip to Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul.  But also about the fact that I have a new camera.   666 more words

Monday, June 22 Day time.

Monday we had a day off from class, because we are so great.

After taking a day off from doing anything productive on Sunday Night, I was determined to get out and see some of the spots that were left on my check list. 560 more words