September 05, 2011


We had a great time in London. It was a beautiful day on Saturday, very warm and sunny. Everyone else in the world probably had the same idea we did, because it was VERY crowded in the city. 

Here is Buckingham Palace. This is as close as we got to the palace. By 9:30 they were completely sold out for the day and the line to get in was 3-4 hour wait.
St. James Park. The park was commissioned in 1532 by Henry VIII.
  Pelicans have been featured in the park since 1664.
Calvary Museum
We were just in time to see the changing of the Queen's Life Guard.
Since the Queen was in London, the Guard consisted of 1 Officer, 1 Corporal Major, 2 Non-Commissioned Officers, 1 Trumpeter and 10 Troopers. This is known as a Long Guard. When the queen is not in London, the Guard is reduced to 2 Non-Commissioned Officers and 10 Troopers. This is known as a Short Guard.
The Goodyear Blimp over London
Trafalgar Square
Countdown to the Summer Olympics
Around the city
 Big Ben
The Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament. This is the meeting place of the two houses, the House of Lords and the House of Commons. Again, the line to get in was so long.
 Goodyear Blimp over Parliament
 The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, popularly known as Westminster Abbey.
Winston Churchill Statue