Thursday, 1 January 2015

LONDON FOR FREE - BUCKINGHAM PALACE


 BUCKINGHAM PALACE 



If you wish to have a look at the place of state occasions and hospitality in its royalty, you could make way to the City of Westminster where the Buckingham Palace is located.


Originally built in 1703 for the Duke of Buckingham, the palace has gone through a few structural additions.This grand architectural structure is known to have fared badly during World War II as it was bombed no less than seven times. It still stand magnificently surrounded by greenery and London's royal parks. 


If you are not the kind of a person who wants to peep into other people’s homes then a look at this magnificent stone building from the outside, is in itself a wonderful free experience of royalty.



The palace is surrounded by green lawns people can walk past to enjoy the sight of squirrels happily munching on nuts while taking in the breathtaking Victorian memorial made of white marble. What a great piece of art. According to me the history of a nation cannot be understood more beautifully than in appreciation of its art . 


I sit gazing at the statue of the longest running monarch of Great Britain Queen Victoria, wondering to myself what she must think of the millions that gather every year to appraise her beauty and the work of Sir Thomas Brock. Then I remember her renowned words "The important thing is not what they think of me but what I think of them" 



Trip sponsored by London Universities International Partnership #LUIP

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