World Travel Tales

Christchurch Park, Ipswich, England

Christchurch Mansion

Christchurch Park is a little nature oasis in a big industrial city. It covers 28 hectares and has nice little trails, ponds with fish and ducks, and of course the impressive Christchurch Mansion.

I ran a lot of km's in this park during my stay in Ipswich.

Location: Christchurch Park, Ipswich, England

Camera: Nikon D300 with 50mm f/1.8 lens.
Settings: ISO 200, 1/200 sec at f/8.

Westminster, England

Proper English Balcony

This little balcony was nicely decorated with colourful flowers and seemed very properly English to me.

Location: Westminster, England

Camera: Nikon D300 with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
Settings: ISO 320, 1/25 sec at f/5.6.

St. James's Palace, Westminster, England

End of the Guard

We were on a pay-what-you-wish walking tour in London with our favourite walking tour company (it rhymes with Sandemans). Our guide cleverly brought us to St James's Palace to witness the changing of the guard ceremony with a little twist. It's really busy at Buckingham Palace during the changing of the guard, but much smaller crowds gather to watch the soon-to-be off duty guards as they assemble in Friary Court before ending their shift. We had an uncrowded front row view of the guard procession as they marched in formation up the street and into the court.

Location: St. James's Palace, Westminster, England

Camera: Nikon D300 with 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens.
Settings: ISO 200, 1/60 sec at f/8.