Ryan and Angela's European Vacation:
March 19 part one

The next day we went on a bus tour which gave us a good overview of London. We got a brief glimpse of Piccadilly Circus as our bus passed through on its way to Westminster Abbey. The large electronic billboards reminded me of Times Square in New York, but I've never actually been to Times Square, or even New York, so I may be way off here.

The first stop on our tour was Westminster Abbey.

We weren't allowed to take pictures inside the Abbey, but I did scoop this nice one off the internet:

The President of Hungary was also touring the Abbey, and luckily they didn't shut the whole place down for his tour, or we would have been out of luck. He actually walked by us at one point, surrounded by the Secret Service, or whatever the Hungarian version of the Secret Service is called. In case you're wondering what the President of Hungary looks like, here's a picture.

We didn't ask for his autograph or anything. Anyway, Westminster Abbey was an interesting place to see. Lots of former royalty are entombed there. It was also the site of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation about fifty years ago.

Next we went to Buckingham Palace. We didn't get to go inside of course, but we did walk the mall and see the horse guards (we didn't get to see the actual changing of the guard because they only do that every other day this time of year, and this wasn't one of those days). Here's a picture I took of the Palace:

Here's another one!

Here's a picture of the fountain near Buckingham Palace:

And three pictures of the horse guards:

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