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Monday, 4 June 2012

God Save The Queen .....



A little touch of pomp without the ceremony ... Looking up to the Music Room
 originally known as the Bow Room
Prince Charles, Princess Ann, Prince Andrew and Prince William
were all christened in this room.
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London is abuzz at the moment with Brits braving wet and soggy conditions to celebrate
the Queens Diamond Jubilee ... I though I'd share with you a few pics taken on a day I spent viewing
the State Rooms and Gardens of Buckingham Palace on my last visit to London .



I would imagine this is where the Royal corgis take their daily walk




No photos were allowed in the State Rooms but once outside we were
able to click away to our hearts content.



neat as a pin! If only it had been this warm and sunny for the Jubilee Pageant!

Linking with "Our World Tuesday"

28 comments:

Valerie said...

Thanks for sharing these views Dianne - I especially like that second shot: calming and good reflections.

Joe said...

Gorgeous shots Dianne. I've never made into Buckingham Palace. I'm waiting for my invitation. I must check the letterbox again.

Mark said...

When I lived in London HM's London house was not open to the public. It is a great part of town with Green and St James Park.

Carole M. said...

beautiful photographs. I watched the River celebrations tonight and those brave singers getting dumped as they sang their hearts out

Dianne said...

Mark: I was SO fortunate to be in London at the right time ... The Palace has a wonderful lived in feeling.

Reader Wil said...

These photos of the gardens around Buckingham Palace are excellent and so beautiful. I saw the gardens of a few of the other palaces. They were all wonderful too, but I have never had the opportunity to see Buckingham Palace and its gardens.Thanks for sharing!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You can't beat an English garden Dianne, especially a 'royal' one!! Gorgeous shots, the last one just so pretty. Such a shame about the weather for the river parade, but how amazing did it look anyway, gosh the photo ops would have been spectacular!

Cezar and Léia said...

This is a week to celebrate indeed!Wonderful pictures, a feeling of party, fantasy and happiness in the air!
Léia

cieldequimper said...

Lived in London for 7 years and never made it into the gardens but I do remember the celebrations for her Silver Jubilee! Crikey, am I THAT old?! :-) Lovely photos!

Gary said...

Wonderful tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Randi said...

Amazing shots! I´m sitting here waiting for the celebration to start.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots and a great post for the occasion.

Sylvia K said...

Thank you, Dianne, for such a wonderful walk and this is indeed a terrific post for the occasion! Just watching on TV one can feel the excitement and pleasure -- in spite of the weather! Such beautiful captures! Have a great week!

Sylvia

eileeninmd said...

I have been following some of the celebrations on TV. Lovely tour and photos of the gardens. Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

If you don't go out in the rain in England then you spend a lot of time indoors. Looks like you had perfect weather for your visit though.

KB said...

Lovely.

Arija said...

Beautiful shots Dianne. At least it was not as cold for the pageant as it is here at the moment, or as blowy. Anything that is not lashed down is a loose cannon. We haven't had southerlies like this for years.

Black Jack's Carol said...

The gardens are so lovely, and the shot of the music room is perhaps my favourite of this post. I'm also sorry that the weather didn't cooperate, but looks like the celebrations were a huge success nevertheless. Queen Elizabeth has my respect and admiration.

Fun60 said...

Great photos of the Buck Palace gardens. Wish the weather here was better. Managed the River Pageant but got so wet and cold couldn't manage the concert last night but off out again today to try and get a glimpse of the Queen at the Palace.

biebkriebels said...

We were just in time back to see all the festivities at tv. I enjoyed it.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I've only seen those gardens by peeking over the walls from a bus ... it would be wonderful to actually walk in them.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - I think the Rain Gods must be Republicans!

Whatever else rain does, it makes the fire feel warmer and the red wine taste better. Ah, winter!

Stewart M

diane b said...

Super shots of your brush with royalty. It was a shame that it rained.

Walk in New York said...

tres beau jardin, et tres calme,j'aime beaucoup

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Nadege, said...

Beautiful gardens. I watch the concert on TV last night. Great show.

Emille said...

Beautiful sights Too bad London was rainy on the day of the Jub.!

Jack said...

Your picture of the Music Room is wonderful.

Karin M. said...

These are all wonderful and great shots, fantastic photo work ..
Best regards, Karin

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