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Horse Guards Parade

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  • Day3

    Around London

    September 17 in the United Kingdom

    Day 3. Started the day with a nice breakky. Today is Monday so we left at 9:30 to avoid London's rush hour. We caught the bus to Picadilly Circus, our first stop. Somehow I have to agree that travelling by bus is much better as we got to see the city, this especially true in London's double deckers. Ok now at Picadilly, not that many people around but nice to walk along, it is some sort of mini Times Square in NYC.

    From here another quick bus trip to Green Park and then to Buckingham palace, just on time for the change of guards. Although from the distance as the place was really crowded.

    We didn't get into the palace (we are not into royalty stuff) and the walk along the "Mall" to Trafalgar Square where we had lunch. We spent part of the afternoon here and then went back to the hotel for a quick

    In the evening we took a bus tour to see the city at night. Quite entertaining but the jet lag was still playing with our heads...
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  • Day6

    First Official Sightseeing in London

    December 19, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    I started the day at the Household Cavalry Museum. Amongst the displays were various, original uniforms which not only told the story of the garments but also the actual soldier to whom they had belonged.

    From a viewing area I was able to watch these very special squaddies prepare their extraordinary mounts for the morning's interchange.

    The cavalry horses, usually Warmbloods, are huge and I would not have been able to reach their wither.

    There is a ceremonial change over in the courtyard behind the stables before they head off at a fast trot to the Palace.

    A short walk past the heavily secured back entrance to No.10 and onto the Churchill War Rooms. The series of underground bunkers was left virtually intact when abandonded as soon as the war ended.
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  • Day2

    Horse Guards Parade

    June 12 in the United Kingdom

    Am Ende der Straßensperren sind wir an einem großen Platz angekommen auf dem einige Pferde standen. Da wir nicht sicher waren, was das alles ist und ob bereits alles vorbei war, hatten wir einige Zeit gewartet. Im Internet haben wir dann herausgefunden, dass diese Parade die Ablösung der Soldaten des Buckingham Palace darstellt. Die Wachen die Ihre Schicht bereits hinter sich haben stellen sich den Wachen gegenüber, die ihre Schicht antreten. Nach ca. 20 Minuten reiten die einen dann Richtung Palast und die anderen Richtung Ställe, wo sie dann ihre wohl verdiente Pause antreten können. Als die ‘‘frischen‘‘ Soldaten Richtung Buckingham Palace geritten sind, sind wir diesen Richtung St. James Park nachgegangen. Am Eingang sind wir auf das Guards Memorial gestoßen, ein Denkmal für die gefallenen Wachen und Offiziere des Königshauses zwischen 1914 und 1918.Read more

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