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A view at night to the buckingham palace main entrance. It was cold this day!

Taken from Wikipedia:
Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British monarch. The Palace is a setting for state occasions and royal entertaining, a base for all officially visiting Heads of State, and a major tourist attraction. It has been a rallying point for British people at times of national rejoicing, national crisis and national grief. "Buckingham Palace" or simply "The Palace" is a common metonym used when referring to the source of press statements issued by the offices of the Royal Household.

The palace, originally known as Buckingham House (and still nicknamed "Buck House" by the royal family), was a large townhouse built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703 and acquired by King George III in 1762 as a private residence. It was enlarged over the next 75 years, principally by architects John Nash and Edward Blore, forming three wings around a central courtyard. Buckingham Palace finally became the official royal palace of the British monarch on the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837. The last major structural additions were made in the late 19th and early 20th Century, with the addition of the large wing facing east towards The Mall, and the removal of the former state entrance, Marble Arch, to its present position near Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park. The east front was refaced in Portland stone in 1913 as a backdrop to the Victoria Memorial, creating the present-day 'public face' of Buckingham Palace, including the famous balcony.

The original Georgian interior designs included widespread use of brightly coloured scagliola and blue and pink lapis, on the advice of Sir Charles Long. King Edward VII oversaw a heavy redecoration in a Belle epoque cream and gold colour scheme. Many smaller reception rooms are furnished in the Chinese regency style with furniture and fittings brought from the Royal Pavilion at Brighton and from Carlton House following the death of King George IV. The Buckingham Palace Gardens are the largest private gardens in London, originally landscaped by Capability Brown, but redesigned by William Townsend Ailton of Kew Gardens and John Nash. The man-made lake was completed in 1828 and is supplied with water from the Serpentine, a lake in Hyde Park.

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  • Copyright: Alejandro Llovet (allovet) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 13 W: 7 N: 5] (110)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2005-11-23
  • Categories: Castelos
  • Exposição: f/2.8, 1 segundos
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  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2005-11-24 8:41
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