Today we went to Buckingham Palace to see the change of the guard, us and about 1000 other people with nothing better to do on a beautiful spring day. The whole ceremony is quite long, with much fanfare and massive crowds and not a lot to see. It seems there is not one place that will allow you to see it all, so it’s a bit of a hit and miss. We did have a good spot and a funny police officer keeping things in order with his great sense of humour. Truth be told the change of guard at the Royal Palace in Copenhagen was a lot more entertaining.
Did you see the Canadian memorial? It would’ve been directly behind Anna on that first pic… About 150 meters. Also in trivial news – we stayed just on the other side of that same park from the first pic.
We have not seen the statue, I am not sure how we managed to miss it but we did not walk around the entire park. Our hotel was not as nice as yours, in fact it was not nice at all.
Too bad about the hotel :/ is it bad enough that you’d warn people to stay away? Ours was not one we’d repeat either, but that’s because we like to be able to eat food afterwards. And it’s not so much a statue as a monument “built” into the ground – rising only a couple of feet up as I recall.
Honestly for an advanced internet booking and 6.8 star rating out of 10 the best way to describe it in one word would be a dump. It’s amazing how little $200 per night buys you in London. I think next time we would take a cardboard box in a subway over this place. Having said that at least the breakfast was OK and by Okay I mean included.
Yeah okay. Yes – it’s incredible how little you get. But they charge it because they know people will pay it. Our place was (sh!!! whisper it) close to $1000 a night, but it was a once in a lifetime thing. However even there, there were little annoyances like not enough food at breakfast and being locked out of our rooms before checkout. Anyhoo – hope the rest of your trip *is* good and that you’re enjoying it!! Say hi to everyone from us!
Also – interesting that you found the guard thing more interesting in CPH…
I think that the Buckingham Palace changing of the guard is 90% anticipation and 10% show as I am sure the queen sits at the far end of the palace with noise canceling headphones so she is not bothered by the racket outside. . What can I say – Danes just do it better.