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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

St James' Palace

Shot with Olympus E510
St James Palace is fairly hidden, and the best place in London to get up close and personal for a photo opportunity with the guards, most of the time there are very few people around. You can find it here.

posted by Ham at 00:25 -- Comments here: 2

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Blogger oldmanlincoln said ... (10:01) : 

Are the guards allowed to stand inside the box? I mean in pouring-down-rain? Interesting post. The guard job is not given over to the police but to the military.

I tried to get on your blog yesterday but it wouldn't load for some reason. So I never made it but was trying.

 

Anonymous calypso said ... (11:40) : 

Guards can retreat to the boxes in very bad weather.

Their postion there is largely ceremonial - armed police are never more than a few yards away. Although, in extremis, I am sure that they would defend themselves vigourously.

 

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