Photographer's Note

Walked past Horse Guard parade and headquarters the other day and saw this guard on his horse, being photographed by endless people including myself, and I wondered what go's through their mind and how do they discipline themselves to not move a muscle in response to the many prods, questions and general mayhem in front of them. What a job hey?

See WORKSHOP for the bigger picture and a small girl with attitude.

Horse Guards, fronts Horse Guards Parade, the vast parade ground where the Queen takes the salute at the Trooping of The Colour ceremony on her official birthday. The building was designed by William Kent, the then Chief Architect to George II.House Guards is constantly guarded by troopers of the Household Cavalry. Two mounted cavalry troopers are posted outside daily from 10 am to 4 pm, and are relieved every hour. The Guard Changing Ceremony takes place each weekday at 11:00am and at 10:00am on Sundays and is performed by The Queen's Life Guard. The Queen's Life Guard are the mounted troopers of the Household Cavalry who guard the official entrance to St James's Palace and Buckingham Palace outside Horse Guards in Whitehall. This is a different event from the Changing the Guard ceremony performed at Buckingham Palace.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Iain Richardson (RhodieIke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 1 N: 2666] (11744)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-04-10
  • Categories: Ceremony
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2014-04-16 0:37
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