London, England – Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace Fence

NIKON D300, Nikon 18-200 VR

There are so many sights to see in London…I truly love this city!  I could easily spend 2 weeks (a fortnight) here!   This is as close as you can get to the Palace…it is surrounded by this fence.  As you lean up against the fence to watch the famous “Palace Guards” do their routine…you see this fence and its beauty!  I thought..why not take a close up of the top…add a little bokeh and here it is!  A Royal Top of the Fence!   Not your typical London shot?

Here is some info from the web:  Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British monarch. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality. It has been a rallying point for the British people at times of national rejoicing and crisis.

Originally known as Buckingham House, the building which forms the core of today’s palace was a large townhouse built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 on a site which had been in private ownership for at least 150 years. It was subsequently acquired by George III in 1761 as a private residence for Queen Charlotte, and known as “The Queen’s House”. During the 19th century it was enlarged, principally by architects John Nash and Edward Blore, forming three wings around a central courtyard. Buckingham Palace finally became the official royal palace of the British monarch on the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837. The last major structural additions were made in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including the East front which contains the well-known balcony on which the Royal Family traditionally congregate to greet crowds outside. However, the palace chapel was destroyed by a German bomb in World War II; the Queen’s Gallery was built on the site and opened to the public in 1962 to exhibit works of art from the Royal Collection.  Cheers!!