Thursday, July 21, 2011

London for the horse-lovers

A lot of European cities have pretty horse-drawn carriages showing tourists around the local streets for exorbitant prices. I haven't seen any in London - probably because of the constant rain, people prefer ridiculous-looking taxis and big red double-decker buses. But a London cab wouldn't look as impressive at the Changing of the Guards, and a double-decker bus would have been impractical for jousting, so horses are celebrated in history and groomed for parades and it's all very impressive.

 Wooden horses at the Tower of London

Horse Helmet

Horse Helmet

Stirrup at Tower of London

Wooden horse head, Tower of London

Horse guard at the Changing of the Guards, Buckingham Palace

Horse Guards

My favourite horse at the Changing of the Guards

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