Friday, April 30, 2010

London Day 3; Changing of the Guard, Buckingham Palace, Royal Mews, Westminster Abbey

Day 3~ We hit the streets running,...again.

Our primary goal was to make sure we got to see the royal ceremony for the changing of the guard outside of Buckingham Palace. For a full excerpt on this tradition, you can check out http://www.royal.gov.uk/  (click on royal events and ceremonies for a detailed video)

The crowds were deep and wide, but we managed to get just a glimpse.
They looked sharp, but I'm biased. I've been known to fall for a guy in uniform.
Here's the circus, just outside the gates of Buckingham Palace....

After the Changing of the Guard, we wandered down to the Royal Mews where some of the royal horses, carriages, and cars are kept.



Then stopped in at Westminster Abbey where thousands of people are buried, where British pageantry has made its significant mark, and where anyone could spend hours taking in detail.
 
Matt had hoped to visit inside Parliament, the heart of government, but it happened to be closed due to an election. Sounds like a good excuse to go back  to London eh?

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