onsdag, juni 02, 2010

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II


This day in 1953 Queen Elizabeth II was coronated Queen of Great Britain and the Commonwealth.

I remember the story when she for the first time visited Sweden (in 1956 I think), if this was the occasion.
When embarking with the Royal ship in the harbour of Stockholm the military shot salute outside what they thought was the Royal Palace.
Unfortunately it happened to be a home for elderly people, Danvikshem.
The building is however very impressive, built in the old Vasa style (one could say) with brick and towers.

Well, the queen wasn't responsible for this incident.

The Royal Castle in Stockholm:


Danvikshem:



(Photo The Castle in Stockholm copied from: http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1092/1288192011_89cbd7fc2d.jpg?v=0)

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