|Hampton Court Palace|
|Painting around and above a staircase|
Today we took a tour around Buckingham Palace, currently the residence and offices of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This palace, like Hampton Court, is home to many priceless art pieces, expensive furniture, and historical objects.
|Backside of Buckingham Palace|
On display today was the family's collection of Faberge pieces, including a few of the famous eggs. Also, available to see was an exhibit on the recent royal wedding of Prince William and his bride Kate. We were able to see her wedding dress, bouquet, and even their wedding cake.
When you walk through these palaces, especially if you are using the audio tours that are available at both locations, you feel like you are being invited into the homes of the royal families. At Hampton Court the audio tour is played like you are a guest to Henry VIII's wedding to Katherine Parr, his 6th and final wife.
After visiting Buckingham Palace we took a trip to another type of historical landmark, the original Hard Rock cafe here in London. Here we said our farewells and took time to reflect on our time here in London. It has been an amazing three weeks and it seems like it went by so fast!! I will miss everyone that I have met here so much but, for me, the trip is not over yet. Tomorrow I fly of to Dublin, Ireland where I will be spending some time with my mom, aunt and uncle! I will continue posting while I am there but it may be a bit more sporadic then while I was here in London. I hope that you all have enjoyed reading about my adventures on this side of the Atlantic!
Farewell London...you will be missed! : (
|Zane at the Hard Rock Cafe|