I had half a day in London and had ordered an entrance ticket to the Buckingham Palace, where I could visit the State rooms but also the Queens clothes.
It was very well organized and at 11.15 I was in. Outside was a huge crowd lining up to buy a ticket ! Via internet it is far easier.
There were a lot of guardians, mostly students as it seemed because they looked very young.
I was a bit surprised to see an obviously Muslim women working at the bag control. I mean I have nothing against wearing a scarf on the street and everywhere else but not at work ! I have never worked wearing a big cross on my head ! Religion has nothing to do with work ! I have never seen that in Belgium.
The controls went quite quick and soon I was in and could see the famous balcony from where the Royal family always waves to the crowd a little closer.
The Palace seemed smaller to me compared to what I had already seen in my life.
It was not allowed to take pictures inside, but I managed to take these.
Hiding my camera behind my cat case I took a picture of the thrown, unfortunately a person just went by and I didn't dare to take a second chance. I can understand that taking pictures of paintings is not allowed but why furniture or rooms ?
Anyway there was not much to photograph as the State rooms where rather poorly furnished and besides the beautiful crystal chandeliers nothing special to be seen except the paintings.
I was surprised to see the Queen's clothes, what a short woman she is ! I had never realized when I saw her with her family. So Prince Philip must not be that tall either ! Of course everything is relative, for me tall is 2 m (6.6) which is the size of my son and my husband is only a little shorter. But what a character in this tiny woman !!
On the plastic models the dresses looked not that nice, fortunately there were pictures where she wore them and indeed she has a good taste.
The tour didn't last long for me and then I stepped out in the park !
There was a café in a white tent and of course I had a little lunch there.
There were not yet many people
My coffee was served in this light blue carton cup, and I forgot to steel it, fortunately I have the picture.
The café filled up slowly slowly more and more people arrived.
From there we walked to the souvenir shop !
and what a shop !
You almost could find everything from cushions to plates, toys and clothes etc
My modesty forbade me to buy myself a crown
There were a lot of people in the shop !
and then came the best part for me ! the park ! What a beauty ! It smelled so good and it was just gorgeous !
very well entertained
Beautiful corners and benches everywhere. So I decided not to go out into the under construction London but to stay in the Buckingham palace park. It was so nice, I chatted with people and felt good. When it was time to go back to the station I left the park.
I turned around and saw other people just arriving.
What a beautiful day !