London (Day 4)
We woke up pretty late considering our planned day. Neither of us can help it… Elle is exhausted and the bed i am sleeping on is the most comfortable i have seen in over a month, I’m catching up on lost hours! After Elle taking 2 hours in the bathroom, we set out, destination, Buckingham Palace. We took the bus then the tube (central line) to Green Park Station. We wondered through Green Park to the Palace. It was quite plain to look at, and I found myself more fascinated at the guards, police, military and security personnel that at the actual palace. Thats not to say I didnt get a photo of me in front of it.
Now there is one thing that is very dangerous about getting your photo taken in front of something… Every tourist in a two mile radius then wants you to take their photo with their family… Elle and I were stuck there for a good few minutes as tourists mobbed us and robbed us of our kindness! We eventually were able to move on, and headed towards St James Palace, which turned out to be the better looker. We took a few photos of the guards that aren’t allowed to move (complete with loaded automatic rifles i might add) and headed out across St James’s Park towards 10 Downing Street. It was a fair hike and we were stuck behind a garbage truck for a significant period of the way… But the ducks were pretty. We saw the Horse Guards and the Cabinet War Rooms, as well as the Foreign and Commonwealth offices. Whilst we were standing at the back entrance to 10 Downing Street, Tony Blair arrived. Now I would say the Prime Minister, BUT he resigned yesterday. He arrived, walked inside, and then a minute or two later as Gab and I were walking down the street, he left again, complete with bulletproof Jaguar, Convoy motorcycles, and four fully armed guards in a very very nice looking Range Rover. I got it on film, and will post it to YouTube, see www.youtube.com/geordieb1