Back in the U.K. – The Guard on Parade

At first I wasn’t going to go line up in order to see the changing of the guard and truth be told, I didn’t.  As it turned out we were wandering around the area, got caught up in a protest march (I got tangled up in the middle of a bunch of folks protesting immigration laws; I was just trying to cross the street), and ended up strolling through the beauty that is St. James’ park when there it was!  Buckingham Palace, a bunch of folks surrounding it, and the guard doing their thing.

What the hey! So off I went and jockeyed for position to get some shots.  Me and a “few” other tourists.  It was quite fun seeing them doing their parade march – I think some dignitary from the US was scheduled to arrive the next week – so I got to see the guard after all and in a way I hadn’t anticipated.

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20 Responses to Back in the U.K. – The Guard on Parade

  1. renxkyoko says:

    Nice. I saw that when I was in England .

  2. bulldog says:

    Great captures… I still think it takes a lot to beat a changing of the guard at Arlington, tomb of the unknown soldier…

  3. Lignum Draco says:

    The British do pomp and pageantry very well.

  4. We went last summer and did it in true tourist fashion; showing up early to find a spot, waiting for what seemed forever and then enjoying the pomp and circumstance (or as much as we could see). For us part of the entertainment was watching the police manage crowd control. They were pretty good at understanding some peoples’ less than admirable behavior but still politely redirecting them.

    • I just wiggled my way in to spots for my pics. I hate standing in line forever. And the police were quite good at crowd control. Wait till you see the next photo, it includes a Bobby 🙂

  5. sueslaght says:

    Isn’t it great when traveling how unexpected surprises like this happen?

  6. Son of Sharecroppers says:

    Very cool! I envy you the trip to England: a dream vacation for me . . .

  7. I got a chance to see it when I was London, as well, and it was amazing!-Ashley

  8. ChgoJohn says:

    Very nice, Teri. I was in London in ’95, the 50th anniversary of VE Day. There was a royal on every balcony and a beaver hat seemingly on every street. 🙂

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