Thursday, November 5, 2015
We left our quiet, leafy street in Belgravia early on Sunday morning and as it was close walking distance to Buckingham Palace we headed off.
Seems like many others had the same plan as already there were a huge group of people congregating, armed with their cameras and snapping away.
I loved the tall, grand ornate gates, surrounding Buckingham Palace and all the statues and monuments shining with gold in the sunlight
Peering through the gates we could see the Queens Guards, wearing full dress uniform of red tunics and bearskin hats. I read, when the Queen is in residence, there are four foot guards at the front of the Palace and when she is away there are two.
I was excited to see this statue had inscribed on the base
' The gift of New Zealand'
Walking back home we noticed around the perimeter of the grounds was a serious barbed wire fence to keep out undesirables.
I hope your week is going well