This photo of Buckingham Palace in London is part of one of the panoramic images found on the PanoramicEarth.com Tour of London. There are over 100 images taken from around
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Mostly private, because some parts of Buckingham Palace are, at some times, open to the public and each year over 50,000 book tickets to wonder through some of the State Rooms. Tickets for this are available outside the Palace.
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The original building was called Buckingham house, built in 1703 but has been enlarged and expanded several times in the following 300 years. It has been worked on by numerous architectes including John Nash and Aston Webb (see Admilraty Arch) The last major changes of the late 19th and early 20th Century saw the addition of a large East wing facing The Mall, At this time the State Entrance (Marble Arch) was moved to it’s current location at the top of Hyde Park. The final changes happened in 1911-13 when the Victoria Memorial was sited in front of the palace and the East Front was faced in Portland Stone .
The full panoramic image of the façade of Buckingham Palaces and the area around including the Victoria Memorial can be found on the London tour by PanoramicEarth.com. An enlargement of this photo can be found on Flickr.
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