NEAR PARLIAMENT SQUARE, LONDON, ENGLAND: Prince William and Kate Middleton will pass this spot on their wedding day. Their whole route is designed to ensure they pass mostly by publicly-owned buildings, for security reasons. Ms Middleton will travel by car, along The Mall, Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall and Parliament Square. The service takes place at Westminster Abbey and will be conducted by The Dean of Westminster, the Very Rev Dr. John Hall but it’s the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, who will marry the couple. The Bishop of London, the Rt. Rev. Richard Chartres, will then give an address. Following the wedding, the married couple will travel in a carriage procession to Buckingham Palace, crossing Parliament Square before going along Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade and The Mall. Shot handheld with a Nikon D70S, 18-55 AFS lens at 18mm, f22, 1/160th sec.
Photo by John Ecker | pantheon photography
WINSTON CHURCHILL STATUE AND BIG BEN, WESTMINSTER, LONDON, ENGLAND: In Parliament Square is the wonderful 1973 statue of Winston Churchill by artist Ivor Roberts-Jones. Churchill was Britain’s WWII era Prime Minister certainly its greatest 20th century leader. In this bronze Churchill, aka, ‘Winnie’ and the ‘British Bulldog’ faces Big Ben (actually, it’s St. Stephen’s Tower; Big Ben is the largest bell in the clock tower). A visit to the nearby Churchill War Rooms is a must stop for any fan of Churchill and student of World War II history. Shot handheld with a Nikon D40X, Nikkor 18-200 lens, at 60mm, 1/30 sec, f7.1, ISO 1600. Photo by John Ecker | pantheon photography