Friday, September 17, 2021

King & Queen & The Royal Guards

King & Queen Beridna Högvakten Mounted police Sabel The Royal Guards Högvakten The Royal Guards Feather duster?
By sheer luck, I happened to be at the Royal Castle at Gamla stan in Stockholm just as the Royal Guards were leaving, so I decided to stick around for a while. On the top photo, you can see H.M. Konung Carl XVI Gustaf and H.M. Drottning Silvia on their way to the Swedish Parliament for the opening of the Riksdag session. Riding in the "Sjuglasvagnen". The following photos show the Royal Guards, or Högvakten as we like to call them. I was on my fast eBike, so I managed to shoot them from a few different locations. Oh, and on the last photo that thingy on his head looks just like my feather duster!

6 comments:

s.c said...

Perhaps the guard on your last photo can walk through your home dusting al the little corners on your ceiling. Looks then tax money well spend.

Luis Gomez said...

These are great. Kind of fun.

William Kendall said...

Terrific shots of the procession.

bill burke said...

Fantastic shots. The guy in the first photo looks like he's dealing with his phone. :)

RedPat said...

How lucky for you to be there at the right time. Such wonderful shots!

Amy said...

Awesome shots, definitely right place at the right time.