Friday, May 30, 2014

Changing Of The Guard

Hey y'all!

We had the pleasure of visiting the humble abode of the Queen of England today for the traditional Changing of the Guards.

After what must feel like an eternity, but which is actually an eight hour shift, the old guard, dressed in traditional English military garb, is replaced with a new guard in what is called the Changing of the Guard or Guard Mounting.

Marching in a synchronized pace, led by Royal stallions (just really important horses), the guards made their way to the black and gold gates that surrounded the stunning architecture of Buckingham palace.

When we weren't distracted by the thoughts of the phenomenal history that speaks from the walls of the palace and the royalty hidden inside, we caught the old guards stepping to a perfected rhythm of change and order, switching out the old with the new.

The day started off with a perfect mix of history and delight thanks to the old English traditions that spark the minds of new visitors everyday.

We can't wait to absorb more London history soon!

Allix and Shelby 

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