The Queen's Guard is the name given to the contingents of infantry and cavalry soldiers charged with guarding the official royal residences in London. The British Army had regiments of both Horse Guards and Foot Guards predating the English Restoration (1660), and since the reign of King Charles II these have been responsible for guarding the Sovereign Palaces.
Photographing these guards around London is something extremely popular to tourists, so I thought I would get in on the act as well.
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randompics (957) 2009-01-19 15:28
Good for him, he can doze unnoticed under his furry hat. I wonder why these guards are given these bulky fury hats? Can they see anything through it? And that golden strap of his hat is way up to his chin. Man the designer of this costume must have a good sense of humor.
And yes your photography is great with nice contrasting color and sharpness.
- Copyright: Julian Kaesler (Julian_K) (1055)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-09-22
- Categories: Ceremony
- Camera: OLYMPUS E-510, Olympus ZD 50-200mm F2.8-3.5
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-01-19 14:18