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Offline Lindelle

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #90 on: April 30, 2009, 07:48:16 AM »


As a child in 1978 I was taken to BP and even then I said how disappointed I was that is was so grey and dirty. I thought that a few years ago (maybe around 2000/01 it had a paint job and I do remember photo's on tv of it being covered up so it could be painted, pretty sure it was white, but it seems photo's of it lately it has reverted back to it's original dirty colour. Maybe it's the severe weather that knocks it around a bit as it's not the usual size house that can be accessed by dad's ladder to paint  is it? :D

The exterior of Buckingham Palace has never been painted; the principal facade is modelled in Portland stone, which appears almost white when clean but can be badly effected by pollution, hence the dirty grey appearance in 1978.
[/quote]Aaahhhh, now that interesting fact makes sense. Thanks for clearing that up for me.

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #91 on: May 19, 2009, 04:27:30 PM »
I find it quite sad that many of the same individuals who objected to spending money to fix Buckingham Palace are now revealed to have defrauded the British taxpayers in order to fix their own homes and pad their own pockets.

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« Reply #92 on: May 19, 2009, 07:26:21 PM »
I find it quite sad that many of the same individuals who objected to spending money to fix Buckingham Palace are now revealed to have defrauded the British taxpayers in order to fix their own homes and pad their own pockets.

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« Reply #93 on: May 19, 2009, 07:46:14 PM »
Agreed.

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« Reply #94 on: May 21, 2009, 01:20:02 AM »
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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #95 on: May 24, 2009, 09:51:13 AM »
Allegedly, a chauffeur has been giving private tours of Buckingham Palace for money.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,521560,00.html?test=latestnews

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« Reply #96 on: May 24, 2009, 11:11:58 AM »
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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #97 on: May 30, 2009, 06:44:57 AM »
I find it quite sad that many of the same individuals who objected to spending money to fix Buckingham Palace are now revealed to have defrauded the British taxpayers in order to fix their own homes and pad their own pockets.

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #98 on: June 04, 2009, 10:14:57 AM »
Very interesting image of Buckingham Palace:


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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #99 on: June 04, 2009, 07:24:33 PM »
Wonderful graphic, Nikola. Thanks for posting it.

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #100 on: June 05, 2009, 09:21:01 AM »
Is there any way to enlarge that graphic?

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« Reply #101 on: June 05, 2009, 10:46:32 AM »
Try saving the graphic to your desktop and then open it. It's quite large actually.

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #102 on: June 06, 2009, 06:38:22 AM »
If you are using Firefox browser  just right/click on it and elect  "view image?  then you can enlarge it even more by clicking on it

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #103 on: June 06, 2009, 01:50:58 PM »
When you see Buck House like that, it really is a hotch-potch of a building.  No wonder it costs zillions to maintain !!   A radical re-modelling is called for to bring it into the 21stC - bring in Sarah Beeney !

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Re: Buckingham palace
« Reply #104 on: June 10, 2009, 10:11:04 AM »
The map is quite interesting, but does have some inaccuracies.  For example, the Queen's Audience Chamber is not in the center of the north wing as shown, but is rather in the west wing facade overlooking the garden (2 rooms north of the White Drawing Room).  That line pointing to the Audience Chamber is actually the King's Staircase.

In general I would say the palace layout does suit its purpose and use; the private rooms are mostly in the north wing, the State Rooms mostly in the west wing, guest rooms and offices in the east wing and service rooms in the south wing.  But, I agree with Joan that improvements could be made.