Saturday, February 11, 2012

Buckingham Palace in the Winter

I was fortunate to visit London last weekend. I have been wanting to visit for so long that I was totally ecstatic. After a long airplane ride from Chicago, I was nodding off going through the city of London in a cab then I saw it !!!! The Buckingham Palace ... It is not like a castle you would imagine, it is more like a huge government building but Oh it is THE place where the Queen of England resides. Just seeing the palace where I have watched it on the TV all these years for the Royal weddings was right in front of me. What a was so amazing
Just look at this gorgeous gilded royal crest of The King George on the gate....
This palace is in the heart of London and even on this cold winter day tourists from all of the world kept streaming in and taking pictures..
To me this is where all the fairly tales begins... Handsome prince finally gets to kiss his beautiful princess... Recently this is where Prince William kissed his newlywed Duchess Catherine in front of the whole world.
Ornamental Orb on the fence.
Though I did not see the formal changing of the guard, I did see the intricate hourly changing of the guard.


  1. Noriko,
    I am a little bit excited. I am a big fan of Vivian Westwood. She is using royal emblem and orb symbolically so many times. You gave me great chances to see the real ones.
    Noriko, Thank you!!!

    1. Thank you for visiting Keiko-san. I didn't know who Vivian Westwood was so I looked her up. She is incredible fashion designer. I love her designs....

  2. Hi, Noriko-san! Your photos of Buckingham Palace is very beautiful. I like to travel bundled in the coat in winter. Prince William’s wedding, Queen Elizabeth’s diamond jubilee.,,,, British royal family is the center of attention all the time.

    Thanks for your latest visit. I’ll be happy when I see you on your new post. Did I put pressures on you? Take it easy, and have happy days ahead.