Thursday, October 13, 2011

Autumn in Buckingham Palace, London, England

It's almost three years now since my three weeks trip in England. One of the sights that my friend showed me is Buckingham Palace. At this time, the palace is closed to public visitors. Another friend also mentioned that it is good to visit Buckingham Palace in August because you can go inside it.

Buckingham Palace is located in the city of Westminster and the London home and primary residence of the British monarch.

taken during our visit last October 29, 2008.

Originally known as Buckingham House, the building which forms the core of today's palace was a large townhouse built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1705 on a site which had been in private ownership for at least 150 years. It was subsequently acquired by George III in 1761 as a private residence for Queen Charlotte, and known as "The Queen's House". During the 19th century it was enlarged, principally by architects John Nash and Edward Blore, forming three wings around a central courtyard. Buckingham Palace finally became the official royal palace of the British monarch on the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837.


Ian | Going Places said...

sayang closed when you visited, I want to see what's inside the palace...


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