Diamond Jubilee Topiary Crown, St James' Park, London, England Just one of the many decorations marking the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in London this summer. This gigantic bushy crown is a replica of St Edward's Crown, the crown actually (and only) used at the coronation ceremony. It is almost 10 feet tall (3 meters) and stands in St James' Park, London's prettiest park, just a stone's throw from Buckingham Palace.
In honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee The Royal Parks, London today installed a four metre tall floral crown in St. James’s Park. It took five weeks to construct and weighs approximately five tonnes, sparkles with the brilliant blooms of 13,500 plants in the colours of the precious stones in the crown the Queen wore on her coronation day.
St Bartholomew's gatehouse that leads to the oldest parish church in London - St Bartholomew-the-Great - was built in the sixteenth century. It was only when a first World War German Zeppelin bomb in 1916 fell nearby that the tiles to this arch fell off to reveal this Elizabethan half timber fronted house built in 1597.