If you go to London, you really can't miss heading for Buckingham Palace to watch the changing of the Queen's Guards. Melissa says that when she went to England at the age of 15, you could walk right up to the guards very close to the palace. But that's changed due to all the concerns about security. Now you have to watch from behind the iron gates. And instead of rifles, the Queen's Guards now carry automatic weapons. That's a little sad and a little scary.
Still, it's a great show and not to be missed. Here are photographs from our recent visit. We got there very early so we were positioned right behind the gates.
The palace behind the gates:
Me outside the gates