Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels.

This week’s photo is of the Changing the Guard ceremony in London.

Each day thousands of people flock to Buckingham Palace in order to catch a glimpse of the famous Changing the Guard ceremony. Chances are, unless you secured a spot at the palace by 9am, you won’t be seeing very much as it gets insanely crowded– this is one of London’s top tourist attractions after all.

We decided last minute to try to catch the ceremony, and joined a group of others who wanted to do the same. In order to see anything we skipped waiting around Buckingham Palace, and instead were led to St. James Palace, where the festivities actually begin. Right on the dot at 11:15am, the guards began parading out and marched into their formations. The Scottish band accompanying them played through two whole songs before they collectively went marching off down The Mall. I was amazed at how a spot like this could be free of tourists. It seemed like the perfect spot to watch this interesting exchange, especially considering the great photo opportunities we had there!


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