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Buckingham Palace

Probably one of the most photograped places in the world, Buckingham still attracts more tourists than anywhere else. The pomp, the colors, the tradition, and of course, in June, the real Majesty lend an aura of Camelot, knights, and glory to the whole scene. I still get excited everytime I go there. Others have given the history.

Arrive early, claim a spot. Get your phtos and return to your spot. My wife stands guard over our place near the fence where the best shots of the chainging of the guard are taken. If you move, you lose.

The beauty of simplicity

The architecture of Buckingham is not remarkable and that in itself is remarkable. Built during an era when opulence and gaudiness was in style, Buckingham is restrained to the point of being nearly austere. Its beauty lies in its history and tradition rather than in its appearance.

The approach of the Guard

This is what the crowds gather for. The courage of these young men is incredible. The misery of wearing those heavy clothes, a giant hat, and carrying an on-duty weapon (their rifles are loaded these days) in the summer heat is an example of devotion.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:London has preserved its history better than any other city
  • Cons:The fees are unreasonable to enter any tourist site.
  • In a nutshell:Take pictures, don't go in.
  • Last visit to London: Jul 2003
  • Intro Written Apr 30, 2006
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