The Changing of the Guard
What is a trip to London without a visit to Buckingham Palace to see the "Changing of the Guard"? We did not plan to but luckily we made it to the ceremony just in time. All I knew about the guards I learned from movies, never having been to London before. I wondered if they really stood on guard for 8+ hours without moving and if they are really expressionless in the face of any distractions. I was about to find out.
There were quite a few people waiting to see the spectacle. The line of spectators stretched from near the soldiers barracks to the front of the palace. A distance of about 200 yards.
The new guard is now in place.
The end of the ceremony.
Want to plan your own trip to see the "Changing of the Guards?" Click here for more information and a schedule. I must say I was impressed with the guards' uniforms and the regal-ness of the whole thing.
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