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The Royal Mews

The Glass Coach at Royal Mews

10 pics and the best is last.  I thought a Royal Mews would have cats deep in thought but it turns out to be coaches.  The one above is the “Glass Coach” and was used for royal marriages, including our own Queen Elizabeth II.

The Royal Mews can be found at the southern wall of Buckingham Palace (near Victoria Station) beside the Queens Gallery and you can photograph in both.  Nearby are the State Rooms, where photography is not allowed.  There are also some very royal gift shops,

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And, there’s a green one,Coach at Royal Mews DSC_1385

And, Vorsprung durch Technik,Coach at Royal Mews DSC_1383

Donkey Barouche at Royal Mews

This is a Donkey Barouche. Although it would probably look prettier with a donkey sitting in it. 🙂Coach Lamp at Royal Mews DSC_1384

I thought I might borrow this for Christmas.  I’m sure they wouldn’t notice. It would make a great tankard full of amber foaming beer for quaffing.

And, here’s my ride.  Cinderella would have been jealous.

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I think the coachmen turn back into corgis at midnight.  🙂Coach and Horses at Royal Mews DSC_1374

Horse at Royal Mews

Oh poop, I got caught and put in jail.  I’m being held for ransom.  Help ! Send mince pies and brandy or it’s jingly bell sleigh duty for me.

St James’s Park

The Eastern End of St James’s Park
St James Park - East End Fountain 1

Hiya, welcome to St James’s Park.   At this end of the long lake can be found  a cafe, parkland, benches, deck chairs, flower beds, geese, ducks, coots and moorhens here.  There are also some very friendly squirrels here and pelicans further down this page (feeding time at the cottage is 2:30 pm).

At the western end can be found Buckingham Place, the changing of the guard pageant, more waterfowl including swans and nearby Green Park with the Canada Memorial.

The nearest underground station is St James (although Westminster is almost as close to the eastern end of the park) and it is a pleasant walk beside the lake from end to end.

St James Park - East End Fountain 2


St James Park - East End View


St St James Park - Cottage

The pelicans gather beside this cottage just before 2:30 pm for feeding.

St James Park - Pelicans“Perhaps a little pigeon al fresco whilst I am waiting”.  –   “Oy who nicked my piano ?”

St James Park - London Eye

The London Eye.

Buckingham Palace from the Central Bridge

Looking to the west.

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St James park - Buckingham Palace 2

If you look carefully, you can see the Old Man of the Willow,  sitting down with his hands on his knees.

Horse Guards from the Central Bridge

Looking to the east.

You cannot view the interiors but there is a small museum and one of these.

St James Palace - Dragon Cannon


St James Palace - Guard

..  and as always, one of these.  Doesn’t it make you want to say “you poor ~ “.

St James Park Fountain at Night

At dusk  the fountains light up and from the sound of all the honks and quacks there all having a party 😀 .