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A Glimpse of Buckingham Palace #BriFri #Photos

By Joyweesemoll @joyweesemoll

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After our day at the Science Museum learning about steam engines and computers, we took a second walk through St. James’s Park. This time, I guided us toward Buckingham Palace. We weren’t interested in the crowds surrounding the Changing of the Guard, but I did want to see the place!

It turns out, getting a good photo of Buckingham Palace is very difficult, especially with the rapidly changing English light. I’m guessing that early morning might work better than nearly sunset.

Buckingham Palace, London

Buckingham Palace with the Victoria Memorial in front

The Victoria Memorial, London

The Victoria Memorial, featuring a statue of Queen Victoria and topped by a golden Winged Victory

Flag over Buckingham Palace

The Union Jack told us that the Queen was not in residence (she was on her annual summer holiday at Balmoral). If she were in residence, the flag would be the Royal Standard.

Do you have any tips for photographing Buckingham Palace? Are there iconic sites you’ve been to that seemed impossible to capture on film?

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