Buckingham Palace

The thing that struck me about Buckingham Palace was not the building itself — a dingy amorphous block — but the amazing gold statue atop the Victoria Monument.

It’s just so beautiful. From no matter where you are in the square it draws your attention.

Even though I am an ardent believer that New Zealand should become a republic, it tickled my heart strings to see this momento of New Zealand’s once special place in the British Empire.


5 Comments on "Buckingham Palace"

  1. JJW says:

    This also reminded me of more AA Milne:

    They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace –
    Christopher Robin went down with Alice.
    Alice is marrying one of the guard.
    “A soldier’s life is terrible hard,”
    Says Alice.

  2. Daniel Miles says:

    It was covered with scaffolding when we were there.